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Nicholas Simon
Nicholas L. Simon
Washington +1 202 662 5492 Download V-card

Nicholas Simon assists companies, financial institutions and private equity firms negotiate and execute a broad range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, strategic investments and complex commercial agreements, with an emphasis on the sports, financial services, health care, and life sciences industries. He also advises public corporations on issues related to compliance with the federal securities laws, corporate governance “best practices” and other corporate law matters. Mr. Simon’s experience includes advising public and private companies and private equity funds in M&A transactions and strategic investments, borrowers and lenders in financing transactions, and Fortune 500 companies in a variety of securities and corporate governance matters.

  • Aristocrat Leisure Limited in its $1.28 billion acquisition of Video Gaming Technologies.
  • Avnet Inc. in its $1.25 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility and its $900 million accounts receivable securitization facility.
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals in its $2.6 billion acquisition of Nasdaq-listed Santarus, Inc. and its acquisition financing of a $1.2 billion senior secured term loan facility and a $150 million senior secured revolving credit facility.
  • WSFS Financial Corporation in its $92 million acquisition of Nasdaq-listed Alliance Bancorp, Inc. of Pennsylvania.
  • Avid Technology, Inc. in its $35 million senior secured revolving credit facility.
  • The National Football League in connection with various league, team and stadium financings and ownership transactions, including its G-4 stadium funding program.
  • A lender in its secured loan to the holding company of a professional sports team.
  • A private equity fund in a series of investments in community banks, thrifts and financial service related companies.
  • A bank holding company in a private placement of subordinated notes.
  • A US-based civil engineering site solutions company in its cross-border acquisition of a Canada-based clean technology company.
  • A private equity fund in a series of acquisitions of companies in the youth athletics market.
  • Fortune 500 companies with respect to SEC periodic reports; proxy statements; beneficial ownership reports; no-action requests; committee charters; codes of ethics; and corporate and governance guidelines.

Pro Bono

  • Advised micro-lending non-profit on compliance with federal securities law.
  • Assisted local non-profit in obtaining tax-exempt status.
  • Drafted corporate organizational and governing documents for non-profit organizations and advised on corporate structure and corporate governance issues.