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George W. Bilicic

George W. Bilicic

Vice Chairman of Investment Banking
Head of Midwest Investment Banking
Global Head of Power, Energy & Infrastructure
New York and Chicago, IL, USA

Mr. Bilicic heads the Firm’s Midwest investment banking business and global efforts in power, energy and infrastructure. In addition, he serves as a member of the Firm’s Investment Banking Committee and Deputy Chairpersons Committee. Other than his time at KKR (see below), Mr. Bilicic has been at Lazard since March 2002.

From May 2008 to October 2008, Mr. Bilicic served as a Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure at KKR. At KKR, Mr. Bilicic was responsible for initiating and leading KKR’s global infrastructure investing efforts and contributing to other areas, especially alternative energy and power. During his time at KKR, Mr. Bilicic served on the Infrastructure Investment Committee and led teams that considered investments in airports, ports, surface transportation, utilities and power, alternative energy, midstream infrastructure, social infrastructure and infrastructure conglomerates.

Previously, Mr. Bilicic had been a Partner in the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore from 1995. He joined Cravath as an associate in 1989. Mr. Bilicic’s diverse corporate practice at Cravath primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, but also included bank financings, joint ventures, public offerings, project finance and swaps and other derivatives. Mr. Bilicic left the Cravath partnership, effective January 2001, to begin his investment banking career at Merrill Lynch where he was a Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department focused on power and energy clients.

After graduation from Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. Bilicic served in a clerkship with the Hon. Murray M. Schwartz (Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware). Mr. Bilicic was an Articles Editor of the Law Journal at Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Bilicic developed a strong interest in the infrastructure area beginning at DeSales University where his senior thesis was entitled “The Federal Role in Infrastructure Revitalization,” and, among other things, recommended a national capital budget as a fiscally prudent measure to address the nation’s decaying infrastructure. At DeSales University, Mr. Bilicic also played varsity basketball and was co-captain for two years along with serving as the editor of the school’s newspaper.

In addition to his membership on the Polaris Industries Board of Directors, Mr. Bilicic serves on the Board of Directors of Georgetown University Law School and the Museum of Science and Industry and is a member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago.

Mr. Bilicic and his wife, Laura, reside in Chicago and have four sons, William (20), Christopher (20), Henry (17) and Peter (11).

DeSales University, B.A. summa cum laude
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

George W. Bilicic is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Overview of the Current M&A Landscape (July 2017) - Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2017, Monday, October 23, 2017
Overview of the Current M&A Landscape (July 2018) - Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018

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