About Peter Bogdanow

Peter Bogdanow is the attorney of choice for clients looking to execute growth plans and exit strategies in the middle market. He frequently helps private equity funds acquire companies on their own or in partnership with other sources of capital.

Getting deals across the finish line

Peter has a proven ability to complete deals on time, at good value for his clients, while preserving their key business terms. That's why many clients choose him to be their designated acquisition counsel, and why they trust him year after year with their most significant transactions. When he completed seven acquisitions in four years for a single client, it was not an aberration. Peter's dealmaking ability also translates across industries. He has successfully acquired and sold companies for clients in the energy, food and beverage, health care, manufacturing, software, waste management and other industries.

Peter regularly represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as family offices, individual investors, family-owned businesses and acquisitive companies. He represents both buyers and sellers, allowing him to understand the concerns of all parties. Management teams also turn to Peter for help obtaining private equity capital and arranging their employment terms.

Widely respected as a leading M&A attorney, he also assists clients with other deals that facilitate growth. He regularly structures and negotiates joint ventures, capital markets transactions and investments for minority and controlling stakes. In these transactions, he consistently overcomes the many complications that can arise — from tax issues to corporate governance matters to the many issues that crop up in cross-border deals. Peter's ability to clear those hurdles is what makes him so valuable to his clients.

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Practice Focus

  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Joint ventures
  • Minority and controlling equity investments
  • Capital markets

Representative Experience

  • Represent Bettera Brands, a manufacturer of nutritional supplements and a portfolio company of Highlander Partners, in its sale to Catalent, Inc. for $1 billion.
  • Represent Fairway Lawns, a provider of residential lawncare services and a portfolio company of Prairie Capital, in its sale to Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.
  • Represent Highlander Partners in its acquisition of Evans Food Group, a pork rind manufacturer, from Wind Point Partners.
  • Represent Hilltop Opportunity Partners in its investment in Moser Energy Systems, a power solutions company.
  • Represent Highlander Partners in the acquisition of the McIntosh Group, a manufacturer and distributor of luxury consumer audio technology.
  • Represent Bindley Capital Partners in the acquisition of DentalWorks USA, a company specializing in managing workers’ compensation for dental injuries.
  • Represent GAHH, a designer and manufacturer of aftermarket, convertible tops, jeep tours and vehicle interiors and a portfolio company of Argenta Partners, to River Associates Investments.
  • Represented dairy processor in an equity recapitalization. *
  • Represented a trailer manufacturer in the sale of the company. *
  • Represented Blackhawk Network Holdings, a leading prepaid payment network, in acquring Achievers Corp., a leading provider of employee recognition and rewards solutions. *
  • Represented a specialty pharmacy company in its sale to a peer. *
  • Represented leading specialty materials company in acquisition of manufacturer of high-performance woven fabrics. *
  • Represented a software company providing SaaS solutions to health clubs in its sale to a peer. *
  • Represented a leader in food and beverage ingredient systems in the sale of the company. *
  • Represented a US drone manufacturer in the sale of the company. *
  • Represented a high-tech automotive inventory management tool/software company in its sale. *
  • Represented a manufacturer of premium branded pet foods and treats in the sale of the company. *
  • Represented a top manufacturer of engineered composite compounds in the sale of the company. *
  • Represented a private investment firm in the acquisition of a provider of cellular PVC building products serving both the new construction and renovation/remodel markets. *
  • Represented a venture capital fund in Series A and B investments in various emerging companies. *
  • Represented a private investment firm in the acquisition of a leading provider of professional AV equipment. *
  • Represented Progressive Waste Solutions, one of North America's largest waste management companies, in the acquisition of several US companies, having an aggregate value in excess of $500 million. *
* Experience prior to Katten

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