Glenn R. Sarno

Glenn practices in the Corporate Department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, focusing on private investment funds and other facets of “alternative asset management.” He has represented private fund sponsors on a global basis, such as Carlyle, CVC, KKR, BTG Pactual, SteelRiver, Bridgepoint, Alinda, Arlon, Aquiline, A&M Capital, Brown Brothers Harriman, Lehman Brothers and Cypress, in many different asset categories, including traditional private equity, real estate, infrastructure, mezzanine and senior debt, RMBS, CMBS and CDOs, food and agriculture, healthcare, education, manager stakes, seed capital, co-investment and secondaries. Glenn’s practice also focuses on representing sponsors of fund-of-funds, feeder funds and separately managed account products, the creation of employee securities companies and listed fund products. He has represented various hedge fund sponsors, such as Citigroup Alternative Investments, CVC Credit Partners, Credit Suisse Asset Management, Tiger Management, BTG Pactual, Napier Park, Goshen, Breeden Capital, Pendragon, Endeavour, Skybridge and Blackstone Alternative Asset Management. Glenn has extensive experience representing sponsors in structuring “house-team” arrangements and has also worked on “spin-outs” of private equity and hedge fund teams and businesses and the creation and expansion of numerous boutique firms as well as alternatives business or platforms within larger institutions.

Glenn practiced in the Firm’s London office for two years, where he was involved in international fund formation and investments for clients such as Salomon Brothers, Citigroup, Sumitomo, Horizon, Chase Capital Partners, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, CIBC Oppenheimer and Foreign & Colonial and has been involved in the formation of country-focused funds investing in Italy, Eastern Europe, Russia and Hungary as well as those with a pan-European or Asian regional focus.

Glenn is the Chair of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Private Investment Funds, a 43-member committee comprised of in-house and external counsel practicing in the alternatives industry. He is also a member of the Private Investment Fund Forum, a group comprising New York City attorneys practicing extensively in the private funds area. He frequently lectures on alternative asset management topics and serves on the Advisory Board of the Private Equity CFO Association.

Glenn is listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers’ Global and USA Guides to the World’s Leading Business Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Private Fund Lawyers and other similar publications.

Glenn received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Connecticut in 1989, where he was a University Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D., with honors, from the Duke University School of Law in 1992, where he was the winner of the Hardt Cup moot court competition and the Best Judge award in the Dean’s Cup competition. Prior to joining Simpson Thacher in 1993, Glenn clerked for a Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Investment Funds, 2) Private Funds, 3) Investment Management M&A, 4) Private Equity Lifecycle and 5) Corporate
Law School Duke University School of Law, 1992 J.D.
Education University of Connecticut, 1989 B.A.
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, International Bar Association, New York City Bar Association
Most recent firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
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