William E. Curbow is a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and a member of the Firm’s Corporate Department where he concentrates on mergers and acquisitions. Transactions which he has handled include the representation of: First Reserve Partners in connection with its acquisitions of CHC Helicopter Corporation, Bahamas Oil Refining Company International Limited (“BORCO”) and Quicksilver Gas Services, LP, its investments in DOF Subsea ASA and Glencore International AG and the sale of BORCO; First Reserve’s Infrastructure Fund in connection with its agreement to acquire certain power generation plants from ArcLight Capital, the purchase from Beowulf Energy of a substantial equity stake in Trinity Power Limited, together with a joint venture investment in the Eastern Caribbean Gas Pipeline Company and the acquisition from Sun Edison of a 70 MW photovoltaic power plant in Rovigo, Italy; L-3 Communications Corporation in connection with numerous acquisitions, including purchases of the Kollmorgan Electro-Optical Unit of Danaher Corporation, Insight Technology Incorporated, the Aircraft Integration Systems division of Raytheon Company, and Northrop Grumman’s Electron Devices and Displays-Navigation Systems businesses; and Vodafone Group Plc in connection with the purchase by Verizon Wireless of Alltel Corp.
Mr. Curbow joined Simpson Thacher in 1989 and became a partner in 1996. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Connecticut in 1984 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1987. Mr. Curbow is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut.