Brightstar Capital Partners’ $710 Million Fundraising


Simpson Thacher represented Brightstar Capital Partners in connection with raising over $710 million for its inaugural fund program.

The sum is one of the largest first-time private equity fundraises in the last year, according to data from PitchBook.

Brightstar Capital Partners is a private equity firm specializing in middle market investments. The firm seeks to invest $50 million to $300 million in each portfolio company. The firm, led by Andrew S. Weinberg, Renee M. Noto, Matthew C. Allard, Paul J. Ferguson and Joseph Bartek, is based in New York.

The Simpson Thacher team included Jonathan Karen (Picture), Jordan Cross and Eric Fischer (Funds); Katharine Moir and Brian Mendick (Tax); and Jeanne Annarumma (ERISA).

Involved fees earner: Jonathan Karen – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jordan Cross – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Eric Fischer – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Katharine Moir – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Brian Mendick – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jeanne Annarumma – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: Brightstar Capital Partners ;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti