Jakob Rendtorff

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Lexington Avenue 425
New York 10017 NY US

Jakob Rendtorff is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department, where he focuses on mergers and acquisitions. Jakob regularly advises public and private strategic companies and private equity firms on a broad range of transactions and corporate governance matters. Jakob has experience representing clients in complex transactions including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, carve-outs and spin-offs.

Recent transactions on which Jakob has advised include:

  • Johnson Controls in its $13.2 billion announced agreement to sell its Power Solutions business
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance in its $5.175 billion acquisition of 2,186 Rite Aid stores
  • Capsugel in its sale to Lonza Group AG for $5.5 billion, as well as its earlier acquisition of Bend Research
  • KKR and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in their $4.3 billion joint acquisition of USI Insurance Services
  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of GGP in the $15 billion sale of GGP’s outstanding shares to Brookfield Property Partners
  • Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. in its $1.2 billion acquisition of the EdR Student Housing Portfolio in conjunction with its $4.6 billion acquisition of Education Realty Trust
  • La Quinta Holdings Inc. in the spin-off of its real estate business into a new independent publicly traded company called CorePoint Lodging Inc. and the sale of La Quinta’s remaining hotel and franchise business to Wyndham Worldwide for $1.95 billion
  • Dover in the spin-off of its “Wellsite” business, which is Dover’s upstream energy business, into a standalone, publicly-traded company

Jakob received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2008 and his B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, from University of Chicago in 2005.


  • Harvard Law School, 2008 J.D.
  • University of Chicago, 2005 B.A.
    • Phi Beta Kappa; With Honors

Admissions : New York 2009


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