Peters, Mike

Mike Peters

Partner
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Mike Peters has nearly 30 years of corporate law experience. Mike has extensive experience in:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Project development
  • Partnership and limited liability company structures
  • Corporate governance

Much of Mike's practice is focused in the energy industry, particularly infrastructure and oilfield services.

Mike Peters has nearly 30 years of corporate law experience. Mike has extensive experience in:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Project development
  • Partnership and limited liability company structures
  • Corporate governance

Much of Mike's practice is focused in the energy industry, particularly infrastructure and oilfield services.

During his career with Locke Lord, Mike has also served in a variety of capacities within the Firm, including as a member of the Executive Committee, Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Section, Co-Chair of the Corporate Department, a Co-Financial Partner and a member of the Finance Committee.

Mike’s experience includes the representation of:

  • Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P., the nation’s largest independent distributor of Anheuser-Busch beverages, in the sale of Silver Eagle’s Greater Houston-area business to a subsidiary of Redwood Capital Investments, LLC
  • National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) in several transactions, including:
    • Purchase of the equity interests in Denali Inc. from affiliates of Patriarch Partners and the Zohar Funds and others
    • Spin-off of its distribution business, DistributionNow (NYSE: DNOW)
    • Carve out sales of noncore divisions
    • Acquisition of Wilson Industries from Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB)
    • Acquisition of Ameron International Corporation (NYSE: AMN) in a transaction valued at approximately $777 million
    • IntelliServ joint venture with Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB)
  • Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP), in several transactions, including:
    • In connection with its acquisition and development program focused on terminal storage and related assets; closed over 25 transactions involving more than 90 terminal facilities with an aggregate value of approximately $2 billion, including transactions with BP, Vopak and US Development
    • Development and expansion of the BOSTCO oil terminal project located on the Houston Ship Channel and the related joint venture with TransMontaigne and others
    • Development and expansions of the Deeprock Terminal in Cushing, Oklahoma, and the related joint ventures
  • Team Inc. (NYSE: TISI) in the acquisition of QualSpec Group from Clearview Capital and other sellers
  • Members of the management team of Zenith Energy in raising equity backing from a Warburg Pincus affiliate
  • ProPetro Services in connection with a private equity recapitalization
  • Sunbelt Transformer in private equity recapitalization
  • Waste Management (NYSE: WM) in its acquisition of Oakleaf Global Holdings for $425 million
  • Northern Border Partners, L.P. (NYSE: NBP), in the purchase of gas gathering, processing, storage and pipeline assets in exchange for cash and MLP units valued at $3 billion
  • Several Family Offices and their closely held companies in connection with their businesses and investment portfolios
  • Synagro Technologies (NASDAQ: SYGR) in its going private auction sale to The Carlyle Group in a transaction valued at over $800 million
  • An MLP in connection with its acquisition program focused on midstream and gas storage assets
  • A Fortune 200 company in connection with its asset divestiture program closing over $1.5 billion in asset sales
  • Numerous privately held companies in connection with private equity recapitalizations
  • Several publicly held consolidators in connection with their acquisition programs
  • Investment banker in connection with its engagement by a Fortune 500 company in connection with mergers valued at over $4 billion
  • Numerous closely held shareholder groups in selling their companies to public and private companies and private equity funds
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 1991
  • B.B.A., Honors Business and Accounting,

    with high honors

    , The University of Texas at Austin, 1987
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1991
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Houston and American Bar Associations
    • Houston Bar Association Mergers and Acquisitions Section (Council Member, 2008-2012; Chair, 2009-2010)
    • Member, Texas State Board of Public Accounting - Certified Public Accountant
    • Planning Committee, UT Mergers and Acquisitions Institute (2010, 2011)
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law (2016-2021) and Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2019-2021) (2016-2021)
    • Recognized, Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A in Texas (2010-2012)
Community Leadership
    • Board Member, Easter Seals of Greater Houston (2011-Present)
    • Board Member, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Houston (2009-2010)
    • Combat Marine Outdoors, host hunts and outdoor adventures for wounded veterans and active members of our military (2015-Present)
    • WHCSA Soccer Commissioner (2006-2009)
    • SBMSA Baseball Coach (2005, 2006, 2009)
Professional History
    • Partner, Locke Lord LLP
    • Texas Accountant, Arthur Andersen (1987-1988)