Peter W. Van Euwen III

Partner

Cleveland
T +1.216.861.7598
F +1.216.696.0740

Overview

Pete Van Euwen focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, financing and securities matters. He has extensive experience advising public and private companies in all aspects of acquisition, divestment and strategic investment transactions. Deeply ingrained in his clients' businesses, Pete efficiently represents the interests of his clients during these transactions.

Pete's financing experience includes advising clients on a variety of equity and debt financing transactions, including senior and subordinated credit facilities, syndicated facilities, and equity and debt offerings. Pete assists public companies with securities law matters, including annual and quarterly reports, proxy statements and tender offers. He also serves as general counsel to businesses without in-house attorneys, providing advice on supply, distribution and employment agreements, and other business law issues.

Select Experience

  • Represents a Fortune 50 healthcare services company in connection with acquisitions and divestitures, as well as in connection with venture capital investments in companies with high growth potential.
  • Represented a $3.5 billion pharmacy benefits management company in its acquisition by a private equity fund.
  • Represented a horse racing track operator in connection with its formation of a joint venture with a casino operator and the negotiation of senior and subordinated credit facilities with respect to the construction and operation of a gaming and entertainment facility.
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Experience

  • Represents a Fortune 50 healthcare services company in connection with acquisitions and divestitures, as well as in connection with venture capital investments in companies with high growth potential.
  • Represented a $3.5 billion pharmacy benefits management company in its acquisition by a private equity fund.
  • Represented a horse racing track operator in connection with its formation of a joint venture with a casino operator and the negotiation of senior and subordinated credit facilities with respect to the construction and operation of a gaming and entertainment facility.
  • Represented a retail store operator in connection with a $75 million minority investment by a private equity fund.
  • Represented a global real estate advisory and investment firm in its sale of a majority interest to a private equity fund for $110 million.
  • Represented an aerospace company in its acquisition of a NYSE-listed company through a negotiated tender offer.
  • Represented OSI Restaurant Partners Inc. in its $3.5 billion merger with an affiliate of Bain Capital Partners LLC and Catterton Management Company LLC.
  • Represented Keithley Instruments Inc. in a sale process that culminated in the acquisition of the company by Danaher in a $300 million cash merger.
  • Has represented multiple public and private companies in tender offers and consent solicitations for outstanding notes.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Recognized Practitioner: Corporate/M&A in Ohio (2016, 2017)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Community

  • Smiles for Sophie Forever: Past Director
  • Lake Erie Nature and Science Center: Former Director
  • Avon Lake Parks and Recreation Committee

Admissions

  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 1998,  summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • B.B.A., Ohio University, 1995, summa cum laude