Martelli, 44, is a member of the firm's global management committee 和 is a go-to advisor for some of the firm's largest PE clients.
Martelli was behind one of the year's largest "consortium" deals, or transactions where there are multiple buyers to cover the equity check.
This happened when Martelli advised a consortium led by CC Capital in its $6.9 billion acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet, a provider of commercial data 和 analytics.
For instance, when BC Partners announced its $2.1 billion take-private of Presidio, it was Martelli's name as legal advisor to the private equity firm.
保罗kukish, Partner, Latham & Watkins
Kukish, 40, caught our eye this year when his work appeared on a deal that made waves in the private equity world for reasons other than its size.
It was when BlackRock struck the first deal out of its recently-raised private equity fund in acquiring an $845 million stake in the company that manages 体育 Illustrated.
While 盛信律师事务所 advised BlackRock on the transaction, Kukish appeared on the other side, advising the company Authentic Brands Group 和 private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners in selling down its stake to make room for BlackRock.
A closer look at Kukish's background shows that Leonard Green has been a repeat client, as has Ares Management 和 CVC Capital Partners.
Those contacts 和 the lucrative revenue streams that flow from them have helped place Kukish in the seat of global vice chair of the firm's corporate department.
But Vernace's work isn't confined to tech deals: Earlier in the year, Vernace advised Genessee & Wyoming, a railroad owner, in its $8.4 billion acquisition by asset manager Brookfield 和 GIC, a sovereign wealth fund.
With Vernace's blend of PE 和 M&A work, don't be surprised to see his name coming back on some of the prominent deals announced out of Simpson in the coming years.