Gregory W. Conway

Managing Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Gregory W. Conway

Gregory W. Conway

Managing Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Biography

Greg Conway has been advising our clients on their European and cross-border M&A, joint venture and corporate finance transactions for more than 20 years. In particular, he regularly advises private equity clients across the continent on their acquisitions, consortia arrangements, high yield debt financings and sale processes, including IPOs and reorganizations. For example, Greg has represented KKR in connection with KKR’s acquisition of Cognita, Pets at Home and Northgate Information Solutions in the U.K.; Visma in Norway; Ambea in Sweden; NXP B.V. (the Semiconductors Business of Philips NV) and Koninklijke Vendex in the Netherlands; Legrand in France; and GfK, Kion Group, MTU Aero Engines and Wincor Nixdorf in Germany; among other transactions. Greg has also acted for KKR in connection with the sale of its investment in Visma as well as its sale of U.N Ro-Ro in Turkey and Northgate Public Services in the U.K., and on the restructuring of the Maxeda DIY Group in Holland and Northgate Information Solutions business in the U.K. Greg has acted for the issuer or selling shareholder in connection with the initial public offerings of Autotrader, Infinis Energy, Talanx, Demag Cranes, Zumtobel, MTU Aero Engines, Alea Group Holdings, Wincor Nixdorf and Willis Group Holdings. Greg has also acted for various investment banks as initial purchasers and underwriters of high yield debt, convertible bonds and equity offerings.

Greg joined Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in 1987. He was based in the Firm’s London office from 1990 to 1993 and then returned to New York, where he became a Partner in 1997. Greg returned to London in 1997 and was the Managing Partner of the London office from 2007 to 2017. Greg was the first partner based outside the U.S. to be elected to the Firm’s Executive Committee, on which he served for three years from 2011-2014. He received his B.A. from Brown University in 1984 and his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law in 1987, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He has been a panelist at several IBA and PLI conferences on private equity and leveraged buyouts. Greg served on the board of Travelers Insurance Company Limited and Travelers Syndicate Management Limited and currently serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations.

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Gregory W. Conway
Managing Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Education
JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 1987

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

BA in International Relations with Honors
Class of 1984

Brown University is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and was founded in 1764. It is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

Career History
Managing Partner
1987 - Current

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.

Boards & Committees
Non-Executive Director
Current

Part of The Travelers Cos., Inc., Travelers Syndicate Management Ltd. is a company headquartered in London, UK. The firm provides insurance carriers to home and automobile.

Member, Executive Committee
Prior

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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Political Donations
$500
2012

Former President of United States

$500
2011

Senator from New York

$500
2011

Former Senator from Nevada

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HgCapital LLP, Montagu Private Equity LLP, GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd., Intermediate Capital Group Plc (Private Equity), Visma AS /Private Group2 purchase Visma AS from Cinven Group Ltd., Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP

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Auto Trader Group Plc issued Ordinary Shares

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Actera Group Ltd., U.N Ro-Ro Isletmeleri AS /Private Group purchase U.N. Ro-Ro Isletmeleri AS from KKR Holdings LP, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP

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