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Gregory T. Grogan

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

New York, NY, USA


Greg Grogan is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice and focuses his work on executive retention and motivation in M&A transactions and IPOs, with a particular focus on private equity. 

Greg has advised on approximately 100 investments or exits by Blackstone, including: the acquisition and subsequent IPOs of Hilton Hotels, SeaWorld, Invitation Homes, and Gates Global; the acquisitions of Equity Office Properties, Motel 6, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, StuyTown, Performance Food, GSO Capital, and Birds Eye Foods.

Greg also regularly advises BC Partners (PetSmart, MultiPlan) and Centerbridge (Great Wolf Resorts, GSI, American Renal, BankUnited), as well as companies engaging in sales to private equity buyers (such as ADT and Tyco).

Greg has assisted on the following private equity transactions:

  • Microsoft in its $28.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s phone business and in its $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype from Silver Lake Partners
  • Vodafone’s $130 billion sale of its U.S. group to Verizon Communication
  • Invitation Homes in its $20 billion merger of equals with Starwood Waypoint Homes
  • Tyco in its merger of equals with Johnson Controls
  • Spinoffs of Hilton, Tyco, and PPL (and subsequent merger “reverse Morris trust” transactions at Tyco and PPL)
  • SiriusXM's strategic investment in Pandora

Greg routinely advises boards of directors with regard to CEO succession matters, including at Hilton, PetSmart, Johnson Controls, Gannett, SeaWorld, Change Healthcare, and Cosmopolitan Las Vegas (and, at the height of the financial crisis, both Wachovia and Washington Mutual).

In 2016, Chambers USA described Greg as “very technically proficient, practical, timely, responsive and just a wonderful lawyer.”

Greg attended Georgetown University Law Center and California State University, Northridge.

Gregory T. Grogan is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Look Before You Leap!  Interpretative and Operational Complexities Under Section 280G - Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Look Before You Leap!  Interpretative and Operational Complexities Under Section 280G - Look Before You Leap!  Interpretative and Operational Complexities Under Section 280G, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Look Before You Leap!  Interpretative and Operational Complexities Under Section 280G - Look Before You Leap!  Interpretative and Operational Complexities Under Section 280G, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 19, 2018, New York, NY
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