Ryan Bekkerus is a Partner in the Corporate Department at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Mr. Bekkerus represents the Firm’s investment banking clients in connection with corporate finance transactions, with a focus on high yield offerings and initial public offerings. He also regularly represents leading private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in connection with public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, including acquisition financings, corporate governance and other securities and corporate law matters.
Recent transactions include representing various private equity sponsors in offerings to finance the acquisitions of American Tire Distributors, Del Monte Foods Company, MultiPlan and Trader Corporation; representing the underwriters in offerings to finance the acquisitions of Burger King, Pharmaceutical Product Development and STP/Armor All, in debt financings for AutoNation, Brunswick Corporation, Colt Defense, Denbury Resources and Nebraska Book Company and in the initial public offering for Globalstar; representing Sealy Corporation and Vanguard Health Systems in connection with refinancing existing indebtedness; and representing Chart Industries and Team Health Holdings in connection with their initial public offerings.
Mr. Bekkerus received his J.D., cum laude, in 2000 from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.S.B. from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He is admitted to practice in New York.