Simpson Thacher is one of the world's preeminent law firms in public and private merger and acquisition transactions. For each of the last five years, the Firm has ranked in the top of law firms in that period for both completed and announced merger and acquisition transactions involving United States targets. Worldwide, Simpson Thacher has been ranked among the top law firms in announced and completed merger and acquisition transactions for each of the last five years.
The Firm's work involves the representation of M&A participants in virtually all capacities — purchasers, sellers, lenders and financial advisors, and our clients include U.S. and non-U.S. business enterprises, merchant banking and investment banking firms, boards of directors and special board committees.
No firm, we believe, is more active on behalf of private equity clients than Simpson Thacher, as we represent many of the most active financial sponsors and numerous money-center lenders and investment banks that provide the related bank debt and high-yield financing.
Simpson Thacher has more than 35 corporate partners with significant experience in merger and acquisition transactions and a large group of talented and dedicated associates who work in this area. In addition, lawyers from many other practice groups are routinely involved in M&A matters.