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Robert Langdon
Partner
 
2475 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304 
 
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Phone: +1-650-251-5040
Fax: +1-650-251-5002
Robert Langdon is a leading M&A lawyer with broad experience representing private equity sponsors, private companies (including portfolio companies) and public companies in high-stakes matters. A Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Corporate Practice, he advises clients in connection with leveraged buyout transactions, mergers, recapitalizations, restructurings and other complex transactions across a wide variety of sectors. Citing his “strong track record,” Law360 named Robert a “Rising Star” and “go-to attorney” in the area of private equity.

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Work Highlights
  • EQT in multiple transactions, including its $2.35 billion acquisition of Press Ganey (EQT’s first direct equity investment in North America), its $850 million acquisition of Certara and its acquisition of Clinical Innovations
  • Silver Lake in multiple transactions, including its acquisition of Ancestry.com at an enterprise value of approximately $2.6 billion and its $300 million investment in Cornerstone OnDemand (Nasdaq: CSOD)
  • Warburg Pincus in multiple transactions, including the $3.4 billion leveraged buyout (with Silver Lake) of Interactive Data Corporation, the $752 million sale of iParadigms to Insight Venture Partners, the leveraged buyout of VistaPharm and the formation and financing of its Helix joint venture with Illumina
  • Silver Lake, Warburg Pincus and Interactive Data Corporation in connection with the $5.2 billion sale of Interactive Data Corporation to Intercontinental Exchange
  • Technology Crossover Ventures and True Wind Capital in multiple transactions, including True Wind’s recent leveraged recapitalization of Transflo
Accolades
  • Law360 “Rising Star”
Education
  • St. John’s University School of Law, 2000 J.D.
  • Syracuse University, 1996 B.S.
Admissions
  • California 2016
  • New York 2001

Robert Langdon is a leading M&A lawyer with broad experience representing private equity sponsors, private companies (including portfolio companies) and public companies in high-stakes matters. A Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Corporate Practice, he advises clients in connection with leveraged buyout transactions, mergers, recapitalizations, restructurings and other complex transactions across a wide variety of sectors. Citing his “strong track record,” Law360 named Robert a “Rising Star” and “go-to attorney” in the area of private equity.

Robert’s recent representations include the following transactions: 

  • EQT in multiple transactions, including its $2.35 billion acquisition of Press Ganey (EQT’s first direct equity investment in North America), its $850 million acquisition of Certara and its acquisition of Clinical Innovations
  • Silver Lake in multiple transactions, including its acquisition of Ancestry.com at an enterprise value of approximately $2.6 billion and its $300 million investment in Cornerstone OnDemand (Nasdaq: CSOD)
  • Warburg Pincus in multiple transactions, including the $3.4 billion leveraged buyout (with Silver Lake) of Interactive Data Corporation, the $752 million sale of iParadigms to Insight Venture Partners, the leveraged buyout of VistaPharm and the formation and financing of its Helix joint venture with Illumina
  • Silver Lake, Warburg Pincus and Interactive Data Corporation in connection with the $5.2 billion sale of Interactive Data Corporation to Intercontinental Exchange
  • Technology Crossover Ventures and True Wind Capital in multiple transactions, including True Wind’s recent leveraged recapitalization of Transflo

Prior to joining Simpson Thacher, Robert was a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

He received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, and his B.S. from Syracuse University. He is admitted to practice in California and New York.

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