Benjamin Wells

Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Benjamin Wells

Benjamin Wells

Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Benjamin Wells is Counsel in Simpson Thacher’s New York office and a member of the Firm’s Corporate Department. Benjamin focuses his practice on advising registered investment vehicles and investment advisers on various transactional and regulatory matters, including structuring and formation, initial and follow-on securities offerings, regulatory relief applications and ongoing governance and compliance. His experience includes listed closed-end funds, interval funds, business development companies and REITs. He also represents underwriters in connection with offerings by registered investment vehicles as well as independent boards.

Representative transactions on which Benjamin has worked include:

* Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., a non-exchange traded equity REIT, in the launch of its $5 billion continuous SEC-registered offering of its shares of common stock
* Three Blackstone / GSO closed-end funds in their IPOs and ongoing matters
* KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. in its IPO
* Blackstone / GSO as sub-adviser in connection with its separation from funds advised by FS Investments
* Blackstone Real Estate Income Fund, a non-listed closed-end fund, in ongoing matters
* Underwriters in connection with various offerings, including by Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. and funds advised by Gabelli Funds, LLC
* Independent Trustees of PIMCO and Allianz Funds in connection with ongoing matters
* First Data Corporation in the largest IPO of 2015

Benjamin was named a Rising Star at the 2017 Mutual Fund Industry Awards as well as in Super Lawyers magazine.

Benjamin received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A., cum laude, from Trinity University. He is admitted to practice in New York.

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

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Genstar Capital Management LLC, Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. /Private Group purchase Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. from Vestar Capital Partners, Inc.

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Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Kinder Morgan, Inc. purchases Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP

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