Peter Schnur

Biography

CO-CHAIR, CORPORATE, M&A, AND SECURITIES PRACTICE GROUP

Peter's practice focuses on advising clients on mergers and acquisitions and other significant corporate matters, including:

  • Private equity transactions
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Corporate divestitures
  • Corporate finance and securities laws matters
  • Compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act

Peter advises clients in a wide range of industries, which include shipping, transportation and logistics; information analytics; industrial and manufacturing; defense; technology; gaming and retail.

Outside the Firm

Peter was born in Munich, Germany, and is proficient in both the German and French languages.

Experience

  • Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, in several transactions, including:
    • its $480M acquisition of Whiplash, a leading national provider of omnichannel fulfillment and logistics services.
    • its $275M acquisition of all of the outstanding equity of Illinois-based Midwest Warehouse and Distribution System, which operates nine multi-client and eight dedicated-customer warehouses in five regions, primarily in the greater Chicago area, as well as New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. 
    • its acquisition of the MXD Group, an e-commerce fulfillment provider with a national network of facilities, including last mile capabilities.
  • Heraeus Holding GmbH, a leading international family-owned portfolio and Global Fortune 500 company, in two separate transactions:
    • its acquisition of Norwood Medical, based in Ohio, a leader in advanced outsourcing of medical manufacturing solutions to some of the largest and most well-known medical companies, providing full-service manufacturing, processing, and assembly. 
    • its acquisition of Mo-Sci Corporation, a world leader in the supply of medical and specialty glass, and ETS Technology Holdings, a provider of innovative wound care technologies.
  • UAV Factory, a global leader in tactical unmanned aerial vehicle design and manufacturing, having delivered more than 300 aircraft to defense, intelligence, and commercial customers in more than 55 countries, in its sale to AE Industrial Partners, a private equity firm specializing in aerospace, defense & government services, power generation, and specialty industrial markets.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company, LLC, a NY-based private equity firm, in several significant transactions, including:
    • sale of IMIA Group Holdings, LLC to investment affiliates of The Carlyle Group and Stellex Capital Management.
    • acquisition of CodeMettle, LLC, in partnership with the company’s founders and management. CodeMettle provides custom software development and proprietary software solutions for the management of critical communication networks to a variety of defense, government, and commercial customers to assemble a common operating picture across both strategic and tactical network domains. 
    • acquisition of 100 percent of the outstanding equity interests of International Marine & Industrial Applicators, LLC and Craft and Technical Solutions, LLC (collectively, “IMIA”) from IMIA Group, Inc.
    • acquisition of the heavy equipment and mining divisions of Oldenburg Group Incorporated.
    • acquisition of API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ATNY) a leading provider of high performance RF, microwave, millimeter wave, power, and security solutions.
    • acquisition of American Scaffold, a leading provider of scaffolding systems and environmental containment solutions for the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of U.S. Government vessels.
    • acquisition of Ravn Air Group, a regional air transportation provider in the niche geographic market of Alaska.
  • International Marine and Industrial Applicators, a portfolio company of an investment affiliate of long-standing firm client J.F. Lehman & Company, in its acquisition of Main Industries, Inc., which provides preservation, scaffolding, and environmental containment services to the marine vessel new construction and maintenance, repair, and overhaul markets.
  • Paddy Power in several transactions, including:
    • the merger of its U.S. business (“Betfair US”) with FanDuel. The combined company creates the largest online sports destination in the United States, bringing together the leader in international sports betting and gaming and the company that redefined fantasy sports.
    • acquisition of StarStreet, Inc., a U.S. based daily fantasy sports operator.
  • Connecticut Distributors, Inc., one of the largest wine and spirits distributors in the state of Connecticut, in its acquisition of New England Wine & Spirits which represents close to 100 suppliers from around the globe, as an Importer and a wholesale distributor across the entire state of Connecticut.
  • Trident Maritime Systems, LLC, in its acquisition of Callenberg Technology Group from Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS.
  • IHS Inc., in several transactions, including:
    • the sale of substantially all of the assets and liabilities of IHS’ Operational Excellence & Risk Management business to a financial sponsor.
    • its $1.4 billion acquisition of R.L. Polk & Co., a leader in the automotive industry and owner of the Carfax brand.

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Recognitions

  • “Most Innovative Deal of the Year” Award at The Deal Awards Europe.
  • Consumer Deal of the Year Award by the M&A Advisor.
  • 2019–2021, listed in The Legal 500 United States
     

Affiliations

Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
Professional Activities

Peter is active in the leadership of the firm, currently serving as the Chair of the Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group, and as a member of the Officer Nominating Committee, Distribution Committee, and Recruiting Committee. 

Peter is also an active member of the Columbia College Alumni Association and Fordham Law Alumni Association.

Credentials

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Education

  • Columbia University, BA
  • Fordham University School of Law, JD