Peters, Mike

Mike Peters


Partner

 

Overview

Mike Peters has over 28 years of corporate and securities law experience. Mike has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies and in raising capital. He also has significant experience in private equity transactions, joint ventures, project development, corporate governance and partnership and limited liability company structures.

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, the Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Section, the Co-Chair of the Corporate Department, a Co-Financial Partner and a Member of the Finance Committee.

Representative Experience

  • Represented 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
  • Represented National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) in the purchase of the equity interests in Denali Inc. from affiliates of Patriarch Partners and the Zohar Funds and others
  • Represented Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) 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
  • Represented Team Inc. (NYSE: TISI) in the acquisition of QualSpec Group from Clearview Capital and other sellers
  • Represented members of the management team of Zenith Energy in raising equity backing from a Warburg Pincus affiliate
  • Represented National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) in the spin-off of its distribution business, DistributionNow (NYSE: DNOW)
  • Represented Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) in the development and expansion of the BOSTCO oil terminal project located on the Houston Ship Channel and the related joint venture with TransMontaigne and others
  • Represented ProPetro Services in connection with a private equity recapitalization
  • Represented National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) in the sale of noncore divisions
  • Represented Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) in the development and expansions of the Deeprock Terminal in Cushing, Oklahoma, and the related joint ventures
  • Represented Sunbelt Transformer in a private equity recapitalization
  • Represented National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) in its acquisition of Wilson Industries from Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB)
  • Represented National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) in its acquisition of Ameron International Corporation (NYSE: AMN) in a transaction valued at approximately $777 million
  • Represented Waste Management (NYSE: WM) in its acquisition of Oakleaf Global Holdings for $425 million
  • Represented 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
  • Represented National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) in connection with its IntelliServ joint venture with Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB)
  • Represented several family offices and their closely held companies in connection with their businesses and investment portfolios
  • Represented Synagro Technologies (NASDAQ: SYGR) in its going private auction sale to The Carlyle Group in a transaction valued at over $800 million
  • Represented MLP in connection with its acquisition program focused on midstream and gas storage assets
  • Represented Fortune 200 company in connection with its asset divestiture program closing over $1.5 billion in asset sales
  • Represented privately held company in connection with a private equity recapitalization resulting in over $150 million being distributed to its shareholders
  • Represented several publicly held consolidators in connection with their acquisition programs
  • Represented investment banker in connection with its engagement by a Fortune 500 company in connection with mergers valued at over $4 billion
  • Represented numerous closely held shareholder groups in selling their companies to public and private companies and private equity funds

Professional History

  • Partner, Locke Lord LLP
  • Texas Accountant, Arthur Andersen (1987-1988)

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • 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
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Law (2016-2021)
  • Named, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Corporate/M&A (2010-2012)
  • UT Mergers and Acquisitions Institute – Planning Committee (2010, 2011)

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)