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Katharine P. Moir

Katharine P. Moir

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Palo Alto, CA, USA


Katharine P. Moir is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in the Firm's Tax Department. Ms. Moir represents clients in a broad range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and public and private offerings of securities. She also advises private equity fund sponsors and limited partners.

Ms. Moir's representations include, without limitation, the following notable transactions:

  • Oaktree Capital Group's public offering of Class A Units;
  • Silver Lake Partners in its investment in William Morris Endeavor Entertainment;
  • Fast Retailing in its acquisition of J Brand Holdings, LLC; 
  • Hellman & Friedman in its sale of Getty Images, Inc.;
  • KKR in its acquisition of Academy Sports & Outdoors;
  • Hellman & Friedman in its acquisition of Associated Materials;
  • Silver Lake & Warburg Pincus in their acquisition of Interactive Data Corporation;
  • AOL in its acquisition of TheHuffingtonPost; and
  • Google in its acquisition of YouTube. 

Ms. Moir has also advised many private equity sponsors including Advantage Partners, Centerbridge Capital Partners, New Horizon Capital, Platinum Equity, Riverwood Capital, Silver Lake Partners, Siris Capital and Zelnick Media. In addition, Ms. Moir has advised private equity fund investors, including university endowments, private foundations and funds-of funds.

Ms. Moir received her B.A. with honors from Princeton University in 1992 and her J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago in 1996. She is admitted to practice in California, New York and Illinois. 

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