Wilson S. Neely

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Wilson S. Neely

Wilson S. Neely

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Biography

Wilson S. Neely has served as a director of Gates Industrial Corporation plc since April 2020. He is currently Director of Strategic Initiatives for InterNex Capital, an asset-based, digital lender providing innovative and flexible working capital financing to small- and medium-sized businesses. Prior to that, from 1991 until his retirement in January 2020, Mr. Neely served as a Partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP with a corporate practice primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. While at Simpson Thacher & Barlett LLP, Mr. Neely advised on numerous business combination transactions, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and strategic partnerships between private equity funds and corporate partners. In addition, he oversaw numerous capital markets transactions. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and select committees for Readworks, myFace, Historic Hudson Valley, and the University of Texas Law School Foundation.

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Birthday

1956

Age

64

Number of Awards

3

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Wilson S. Neely
Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Education
JD with Honors
Class of 1982

The University of Texas School of Law began as the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Law when the University was founded in 1883. The Law School started with two professors and fifty-two students in the basement of the University's Old Main Building. The Law School has since grown to more than 1,200 students and offers the Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) and the Master of Laws (LLM). The School of Law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is approved by the American Bar Association.

BA, cum laude
Class of 1978

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

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Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Career History
Partner
1982 - 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.

Director-Strategic Initiatives
Current

Internex Capital LLC provides lending services. It offers underwriting, monitoring and funding services. The company was founded by Paul DeDomenico, Yi Lin Chua, James R. Miller and Simon Hermiz in 2015 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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2018

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

$2,500 +
2017

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

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2016

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

Political Donations
$250
2013

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is the only national organization solely devoted to electing Republicans to the U.S. Senate. The NRSC provides invaluable support and assistance to current and prospective Republican U.S. Senate candidates in the areas of budget planning, election law compliance, fundraising, communications tools and messaging, research and strategy.

$500
2012

Ambassador to New Zealand at United States Department of State

$5,000
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

Transactions
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Mosaic Acquisition Corp. purchases Vivint, Inc. from Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, Solamere Capital LLC, Summit Partners LLP

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Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Private Investments purchase Refinitiv US Holdings, Inc. from Thomson Reuters Corporation

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Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co., Ltd. purchases Seaworld Entertainment, Inc. from The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Awards & Honors
2012
Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
2012
The Legal 500 United States, Private Equity Buyouts
2012
Chambers Global - World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Private Equity: Buyouts: USA
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Wilson S. Neely is affiliated with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, InterNex Capital LLC

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