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Patrick J. Ryan

Patrick J. Ryan

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

New York, NY, USA


Patrick Ryan is the Head of the Firm’s Banking and Credit Practice. Patrick regularly represents leading financial institutions and investment banks in connection with the arrangement and syndication of senior credit facilities, including acquisition, bridge and other corporate financings. He has significant experience in complicated financings in the leveraged finance, investment-grade, and asset-based markets, often working with clients to develop innovative structures or to find solutions to difficult issues. He has also advised on the restructuring of existing credit facilities and other related financings, including DIP and exit financings.

Patrick’s financial institution and investment banking clients include JPMorgan, Barclays Capital, Deutsche, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Royal Bank of Canada, among others. Patrick also represents companies in connection with their financing activities, and his clients have included American Media, AOL, Bard, Cengage Learning, Evercore, Hulu, MasterCard, News Corporation, Radioshack, Sky Deutschland, Travelers Companies, 21st Century Fox and Universal Studios, among others. Patrick is also active in representing clients in sports and entertainment ventures, including the representation of Forest City Ratner Companies and other investors in connection with the acquisition and relocation of the Nets NBA franchise to Brooklyn.

Notable recent transactions include representing:

  • JPMorgan and Barclays in connection with $7.2 billion of bridge financing for Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.’s acquisition of Patheon and $12.5 billion of bridge financing for its acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation
  • JPMorgan in connection with $6 billion in senior credit facilities for Sprint Communications, Inc.
  • JPMorgan in connection with $8.5 billion in committed bridge financing for Northrop Grumman Corporation related to its announced acquisition of Orbital ATK, Inc.
  • JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs in connection with financing for Gartner Inc.’s $2.6 billion acquisition of CEB Inc.
  • Twenty-First Century Fox in connection with £12.2 billion in committed bridge facilities to finance its acquisition of Sky plc, the U.K.-based media company
  • JPMorgan in connection with $2 billion of financing for Genuine Parts Company’s acquisition of Alliance Automotive Group

Patrick is ranked among the leading banking and finance lawyers in the United States and the world by publications such as Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 United States, IFLR1000 and The Best Lawyers in New York.

Patrick received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Manhattan College in 1985 and his J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law in 1989. He spent a year at University of Dublin, Trinity College from 1985 to 1986.

Patrick J. Ryan is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Leveraged Financing 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Leveraged Financing in 2018 - Leveraged Financing 2018, Thursday, May 03, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Leveraged Financing in 2018 - Leveraged Financing in 2018, Thursday, May 03, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Leveraged Financing in 2018 - Leveraged Financing in 2018, Thursday, May 03, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Leveraged Financing in 2018 - Leveraged Financing in 2018, Thursday, May 03, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 09, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Leveraged Financing 2019, Friday, May 10, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Leveraged Financing 2019, Friday, May 10, 2019, New York, NY
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