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Peter H. Gilman
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-7686
Fax: +1-212-455-2502
Peter Gilman focuses his practice on private investment funds, investment management M&A and other aspects of private investing in alternative asset classes.

His clients have included Blackstone, BC Partners, Centerbridge, Lexington Partners, Morgan Stanley, Silver Lake, Stonepeak and Alinda. Peter regularly advises private equity clients on a wide range of projects, including high-profile fund formations, “funds-of-one” and separate accounts for large investors, strategic acquisitions and sales of minority “GP stakes” involving alternative investment firms, internal economic and house/team arrangements, succession planning and other strategic initiatives and special projects.

Simpson Thacher was highly commended in the Financial Times’ U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report for Peter’s work advising Blackstone on its unique Tactical Opportunities investment platform. Through his work on behalf of the Firm, Peter has also been recognized individually on numerous occasions for his contributions to the private equity industry, including having been named one of the “Top 30 under 40” in private equity by Private Funds Management in 2015 and 2017 (one of only four recognized in the “asset management” space), a “Rising Star” by Law360 in 2016 and a “Superstar Lawyer of Tomorrow” by Private Equity International ​in 2017.

Peter’s published work includes articles in Getting the Deal Through and The Guide to the World’s Leading Private Equity Lawyers. Peter has also spoken on a variety of topics relating to alternative investment funds and asset management, including at the IBA Conference on Private Investment Funds in London, the Maples Private Funds Investment Forum in the Cayman Islands, and the Global Fund Finance Symposium in New York. Peter is also a guest lecturer on Private Equity at the University of Virginia School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Peter is currently a member of the Firm’s Business Development, Recruiting and Attorney Development Committees.

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Work Highlights
  • Blackstone in multiple fundraisings, including:
    • the establishment of the $17 billion Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Program (for which Simpson Thacher was highly commended in the Financial Times’ U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report); and
    • the establishment of a series of funds totaling over $15 billion for the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies Group
  • BC Partners in the establishment of its “opportunistic”  credit platform, compromised of a commingled fund and a series of SMAs and other alternative investment products 
  • Representing numerous alternative investment firms in connection with “minority stakes” GP transactions, including Riverstone, Lexington, HIG Capital, Silver Lake, EIG and Blackstone in connection with its investments in Leonard Green, Kohlberg & Co. and Francisco Partners
  • The establishment of Stonepeak and assistance with numerous multi-billion infrastructure-related fundraisings
  • Blackstone in a number of strategic investments and firm initiatives, including its initial public offering and its investments in GSO Capital Partners, Patria, Capital Trust, Harvest Fund Advisors and Strategic Partners 
  • Leadership transitions and succession planning arrangements for founders and senior partners of numerous "blue chip" alternative investment firms
Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law, 2004 J.D.
    Articles Editor, Virginia Tax Review; Editor, Virginia Journal of International Law
  • University of Pennsylvania, 2000 B.A. Econ.
  • University of Pennsylvania, 2001 M.G.A.
Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Private Investment Funds Committee of the New York City Bar Association
  • American Investment Council's Young Professionals Network
  • Rotunda Society, University of Virginia
Admissions
  • New York 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York 2005

Peter focuses his practice on the sponsoring and management of private investment funds, investment management M&A and other aspects of private investing in alternative asset classes. Peter regularly represents the world’s leading private equity firms including Blackstone, BC Partners, Centerbridge, Lexington Partners, Morgan Stanley, Silver Lake, Stonepeak and Alinda.

Peter's regularly counsels “blue chip” private equity firms on a wide range of alternative investment matters, including high-profile fund formation projects, “funds-of-one” and separate accounts for large investors, strategic acquisitions and sales of minority “GP stakes,” internal GP and house/team arrangements, succession planning, employee investment programs and other strategic initiatives and special projects.

Simpson Thacher was highly commended in the Financial TimesU.S. Innovative Lawyers Report for Peter’s work advising Blackstone on its unique Tactical Opportunities investment platform. Through his work on behalf of the Firm, Peter has also been recognized individually on numerous occasions for his contributions to the private equity industry, including having been named one of the “Top 30 under 40” in private equity by Private Funds Management in 2015 and 2017 (one of only four recognized in the “asset management” space), a “Rising Star” by Law360 in 2016 and a “Superstar Lawyer of Tomorrow” by Private Equity International in 2017.

Peter's published work includes a variety of articles in Getting the Deal Through and The Guide to the World’s Leading Private Equity Lawyers (among others). Peter has also spoken on a wide range of topics relating to alternative investment funds and asset management, including at the IBA Conference on Private Investment Funds in London, the Maples Private Funds Investment Forum in the Cayman Islands, and the Global Fund Finance Symposium in New York. Peter is also a guest lecturer on Private Equity at the University of Virginia School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Peter is a member of the Private Investment Funds Committee of the New York City Bar Association, the American Investment Council’s Young Professionals Network (a peer selected network of “rising stars” in the private equity industry) and the Rotunda Society of the University of Virginia.

Peter received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and his B.A. Econ. and M.G.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. 

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