Private Equity Group Of The Year: Simpson Thacher

Law360, New York (January 20, 2012, 8:15 PM EST) -- Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's 2011 resume includes the year's biggest leveraged buyout of a U.S.-based company and five multibillion-dollar fund closings, a one-two punch that continues to earn the firm business from the sector's biggest names, along with a nod as one of Law360's Private Equity Practice Groups of 2011.

The firm's client list has plenty for competitors to envy. Long-standing relationships with three of the world's five biggest buyout firms by assets — Blackstone Group LP on the fundraising side, Kravis Kohlberg Roberts &...
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