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Simpson Thacher Adds Distinguished M&A Partner in New York

May 13, 2020, 09:10 AM

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP announced today that Katherine Krause has joined its Mergers and Acquisitions Practice as a Partner in New York.

Katherine advises private equity sponsors and corporations on mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, spin-offs, recapitalizations and other corporate transactions. Most recently, Katherine was a Managing Director in the Legal Department at Goldman Sachs, where she was responsible for supporting the Merchant Banking Division (MBD) in connection with principal investments and dispositions across a variety of sectors, including corporate equity and debt, infrastructure and venture capital opportunities, among other matters. While at Goldman Sachs, Katherine was also a member of the MBD Infrastructure Investment Committee and MBD’s Client and Business Standards Committee. She also spent several years in private practice advising on private equity mergers and acquisitions.

“Katherine’s remarkable breadth of transactional experience will further enhance our ability to provide our private equity clients, whose interests span borders and industries, with sophisticated, cutting-edge legal advice,” said Bill Dougherty, Chairman of Simpson Thacher’s Executive Committee. “We are very pleased to welcome her to the Simpson Thacher team.”

Marni Lerner, Head of the Firm’s Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Practice, added, “With a background advising on a wide range of deals across multiple roles and in industries including infrastructure and venture capital, among others, Katherine will be an asset to our private equity clients.”

“Simpson Thacher’s Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Practice is world renowned, and the Firm has a wonderful global platform and collaborative culture,” said Katherine. “I am very excited to join such a talented team and look forward to advising the Firm’s clients on their most significant transactions.”

Katherine received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and her A.B. from Harvard College in 2000. She has also studied international affairs at Columbia University.

Simpson Thacher’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice is an industry-leader unrivaled in its reputation and unique in its breadth. It spans every industry segment and geographic region and has advised on many of the most prominent U.S. and international transactions of the past several decades. The Firm’s clients include private equity firms, public and private companies, founder-owned and family-owned businesses, investors and boards. The scale and depth of Simpson Thacher’s private equity experience give the Firm insight into the needs of participants across the sector, making it the firm of choice for many of the world’s most sophisticated private equity firms for advice on mergers, acquisitions, minority investments, and exit transactions, among other matters.

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