Peter Schnur

Biography

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

  • Paddy Power Betfair 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.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company, LLC, a NY-based private equity firm, in several significant transactions, including:
    • 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.
  • Ryder System, Inc., in its acquisition of the MXD Group, an e-commerce fulfillment provider with a national network of facilities, including last mile capabilities.
  • 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.

News & Views

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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.
     

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