Blackstone’s $14 Billion Blackstone Infrastructure Partners Fund Fundraising

Simpson Thacher represented Blackstone in connection with the formation and final close of the inaugural fundraising phase of Blackstone Infrastructure Partners (“BIP”).

BIP’s fundraising phase closed at $14 billion, with a diverse investor base that includes public and private pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, foundations and family offices.

BIP is a permanent capital vehicle focused on investing across all infrastructure sectors, including transportation, energy (utilities, midstream and renewables), communications and water and waste.

The Simpson Thacher team included Michael Wolitzer (Picture), Parker Kelsey, Ben Smith, Jordan Cross, Sophie Hasse, Katie Smith, Hyunjoon (Justin) Lee, David Park and Kal Venkatraj (Funds); Jonathan Goldstein (Tax); and Brian Robbins and Jeanne Annarumma (ERISA).

Involved fees earner: Jeanne Annarumma – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Benjamin Smith – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jordan Cross – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jonathan Goldstein – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sophie Hasse – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Parker Kelsey – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Hyunjoon Lee – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; David Park – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Brian Robbins – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Katherine Smith – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Kalyan Venkatraj – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Michael Wolitzer – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: Blackstone;