Brian Steinhardt

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Lexington Avenue 425
New York 10017 NY US

Brian M. Steinhardt is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department. He regularly represents leading companies, private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in connection with a broad range of corporate finance transactions, including bank and bridge loan financings and acquisition financings.

He also advises companies on a range of corporate finance transactions, including oil and gas and project financings. His clients have included Hellman & Friedman LLC, Apax Partners LLP, EQT Partners, Centerbridge Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Sirius XM Radio Inc. and Weight Watchers International, Inc.

In 2008, Brian represented the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on its approximately $30 billion financing arrangement related to JPMorgan’s acquisition of Bear Stearns, and in 2009 he represented the U.S. Treasury Department concerning certain financing arrangements for the Legacy Securities Public-Private Investment Program.

Brian’s recent finance experience has included the representation of:

  • Hellman & Friedman LLC in connection with the financing of its approximately $1.8 billion acquisition of Applied Systems, Inc.
  • Energy Capital Partners, LLC in connection with the financing of its pending acquisition of NESCO, LLC
  • Hellman & Friedman LLC in connection with the financing of its approximately $4.4 billion acquisition of Hub International Limited.
  • Weight Watchers International, Inc. in connection with the negotiation of its $2.65 billion senior secured credit facilities
  • Apax Partners LLP in connection with the financing of its approximately C$1.1 billion acquisition of Garda World Security Corporation
  • Kronos Incorporated, a portfolio company of Hellman & Friedman LLC, in connection with the negotiation of its $1.965 billion first and second lien senior secured credit facilities
  • Ellucian L.P., parent company of Datatel, Inc. and a portfolio company of Hellman & Friedman LLC, in connection with the financing of its $1.775 billion acquisition of SunGard Higher Education
  • An investor group led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. in connection with the financing of its $7.2 billion acquisition of Samson Investment Company
  • Apax Partners LLP in connection with the financing of its C$745 million acquisition of Trader Corporation from Yellow Media Inc.
  • Hellman & Friedman LLC in connection with the financing of its $1.3 billion acquisition of Associated Materials, LLC
  • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and TPG Capital, L.P. in connection with the financing of their $45 billion acquisition of TXU Corp.

Brian joined the Firm in 1999. He received his B.A., with great distinction, from McGill University in 1994 and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1998.

Education:

  • University of Michigan Law School, 1998 J.D.
    • cum laude; Nadler Award
  • McGill University, 1994 B.A.
    • Great Distinction

Admissions : New York 1999

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