Peter Bogdanow


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1717 Main Street
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201
P: +1.214.659.4558
F: +1.214.659.4401

Peter Bogdanow


Dallas Office
1717 Main Street
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201
P: +1.214.659.4558
F: +1.214.659.4401

Peter is co-chair of the firm’s private equity and mergers & acquisitions practice. Peter has extensive experience assisting clients structure, finance, negotiate and execute their most complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, minority and control investments and capital markets transactions. He frequently represents private equity sponsors and related portfolio companies in partnering with other capital sources and buying and selling companies, as well as management teams and operating companies seeking to obtain private equity capital. He also acts as designated acquisition counsel for a variety of clients, from public companies to private equity funds.

Peter is recognized for his substantial experience in mergers & acquisitions, having been consistently profiled as a leading M&A lawyer in the United States by The US Legal 500. His clients give him high marks, praising his “dynamite” work to legal publications. 

Peter represents companies in a wide variety of industries, including food and beverage, waste management, health care, energy, software and technology and manufacturing. During the course of his career, Peter has advised clients such as Borden Dairy Company, Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., WB Waste Solutions, Highlander Partners, Eyemart Express and American Trailer Works.

Representative Experience

Some of Peter’s representative transactions include the following:

  • Borden Dairy Company, a dairy processor, in an equity recapitalization in which ACON Investments, L.L.C., an international private equity investment firm, became an equity holder in Borden

  • American Trailer Works, a manufacturer of trailers, in its sale to a portfolio company owned by Bain Capital

  • Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., a leading prepaid payment network, in its acquisition of Achievers Corporation, a leading provider of employee recognition and rewards solutions, which was discussed on CNBC’s Mad Money
  • Avita Drugs, Inc., a specialty pharmacy company, in its sale to Longs’ Drugs, a portfolio company of Tailwind

  • Performance Chemicals & Ingredients Company (d/b/a SensoryEffects), a leader in food and beverage ingredient systems and a portfolio company of Highlander Partners, in its sale to Balchem Corporation
  • Progressive Waste Solutions, one of North America’s largest waste management companies, in acquisitions of various companies in the United States having an aggregate value in excess of $500 million
  • CJ Foods, a manufacturer of premium branded pet foods and treats and a portfolio company of Trinity Hunt Partners, in its sale to J.H. Whitney & Co.
  • Composite Engineering, Inc. (U.S. drone-maker) in its sale to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. Transaction was recognized as the Aerospace and Defense "Deal of the Year - 2012"
  • The Composites Group, a top manufacturer of engineered composite compounds and a portfolio company of Highlander Partners, in its sale to Citadel Plastics
  • Highlander Partners in its acquisition of Versatex Building Products, LLC (f/k/a Wolfpac Technologies, Inc.), a provider of cellular PVC building products serving both the new construction and renovation/remodel markets
  • vAuto, Inc. (a high-tech automotive inventory management tool and the second fastest growing software company in the country) in its sale to
  • Trailblazer Capital, a venture capital fund, in Series A and Series B investments in a variety of emerging companies
  • Twitchell Technical Products, a portfolio company of Highlander Partners, in its acquisition of The Quantum Group
  • Highlander Partners L.P. in its acquisition of Biamp Systems from Lomar Corporation


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