J. Alden Millard, Jr.

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

J. Alden Millard, Jr.

J. Alden Millard, Jr.

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Alden Millard is a Partner in the Corporate Department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and a member of the Executive Committee. Alden regularly represents leading leverage buyout sponsors and their portfolio companies in connection with a variety of financings, including acquisition financings, recapitalizations and refinancings. Alden’s primary clients are The Blackstone Group and First Reserve Corporation and their respective portfolio companies. Alden has also performed significant work for several other leading LBO sponsors, including New Mountain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners. In addition, Alden has represented various public and privately held corporations in connection with acquisition financings.

Alden’s recent experience includes representation of:

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The Blackstone Group and Hilton Worldwide Holdings in connection with a comprehensive refinancing, including $8.6 billion of senior secured bank facilities

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First Reserve and Crestwood Midstream Partners LP in a series of financings for the acquisitions of Quicksilver Gas Services and Arrow Midstream Holdings and for the merger of Crestwood and Inergy Midstream, L.P.

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The Blackstone Group and its portfolio company, Polymer Group, Inc., in bridge and bank financings for the acquisitions of Fiberweb plc and of a controlling interest in Companhia Providência Indústria e Comércio

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Blackstone and Equity Office Properties in connection with a refinancing of CMBS and other debt with a $3.5 billion senior bank facility

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First Reserve in multiple acquisition financing transactions, including for the acquisitions of AFGobal Corporation, Dixie Electric, TNT Crane & Rigging and Saxon Energy Services and financings for First Reserve’s investments in First ECA Midstream and Glencore Xstrata

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Blackstone and its portfolio companies in the financings for multiple acquisitions and refinancings, including those for AlliedBarton Security Services, Apria Healthcare, Catalent Pharma Solutions, GCA Services Group, Performance Food Group, Pinnacle Foods, RGIS, SeaWorld Entertainment, Summit Materials, Travelport and Vivint

Alden joined Simpson Thacher in 1996. Alden received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1996 and his A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University in 1991. He is admitted to practice in New York.

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J. Alden Millard, Jr.
Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1996

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.

AB, cum laude
Class of 1991

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Career History
Partner
1996 - 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.

Political Donations
$2,300
2008

Former President of United States

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Blackstone Corporate Private Equity purchases Vungle, Inc. from Draper Associates, Inc., Sierra Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Inc. (Venture Capital), Uncork Capital, Inc., GV Management Co. LLC, Thomvest Ventures, Inc., SV Angel LLC, AOL Ventures, Inc., Eniac Ventures, Inc., 500 Startups Management Co LLC, AngelPad LLC, Webb Investment Network LLC, Musha Ventures, Seven Peaks Ventures LLP

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London Stock Exchange Group Plc purchases Refinitiv US Holdings, Inc. from Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Private Investments, Canson Capital Partners (Private Equity)

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Victory Capital Holdings, Inc. purchases Usaa Asset Management Co. from USAA, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2000
Admitted to the New York Bar
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