Peter J.Love

Of Counsel

Washington + 1.202.879.3816

With more than 20 years of experience in antitrust and competition law, Peter Love's practice primarily focuses on mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. His transactional work has encompassed counseling clients at every stage of a deal, from premerger planning through regulatory filings; U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and state agency investigations; Congressional inquiries; and litigation; as well as post-closing investigations. Peter also has provided antitrust counsel to a variety of companies on nonmerger competition issues, such as tying, exclusive dealing, loyalty discounts, and other unilateral conduct issues.

Peter has extensive experience in a broad range of industries, including energy, chemicals, broadcasting, semiconductors, and telecommunications. He recently served as antitrust counsel to J.M. Huber in the sale of its Silica business to Evonik Industries, Sierra Wireless in its acquisition of Numerex Corporation, Linear Technology in its $14.8 billion sale to Analog Devices, and Randstad Holding in its acquisition of Monster Worldwide.

Peter's publications include articles on DOJ and FTC promises to aggressively protect competition in the defense industry and on the consent decree DOJ reached with ABI and Modelo. He is active in the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law and has served on the Merger Process Reform and Merger Guidelines Revisions task forces of the ABA's Antitrust Section.


  • Nordson Corporation acquires CyberOptics CorporationJones Day is advising Nordson Corporation in the acquisition of CyberOptics Corporation, a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-precision 3D optical sensing technology solutions.
  • Koch Equity Development portfolio company, Getty Images, completes business combination with SPAC, CC Neuberger Principal Holdings IIJones Day acted as counsel to Koch Equity Development LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. and investor in Getty Images, in the business combination agreement with CC Neuberger Principal Holdings II (NYSE: PRPB), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company.
  • TransDigm acquires DART AerospaceJones Day acted as antitrust counsel in TransDigm Group Incorporated's $360 million acquisition of DART Aerospace, a portfolio company of Greenbriar Equity Group, L.P. and First Aviation Services Inc.
  • Aaron's Company acquires BrandsMart U.S.A. for $230 millionJones Day advised The Aaron's Company, Inc., a leading technology-enabled, omnichannel provider of lease-to-own and purchase solutions, on its acquisition of BrandsMart U.S.A. for $230 million.
  • Koch Agronomic & Energy Solutions to acquire 50% stake in Jorf Fertilizers Company III from OCPJones Day is advising Koch Agronomic & Energy Solutions, LLC (KAES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its proposed 50/50 joint venture with OCP S.A.
  • Marathon Petroleum Corp announces joint venture for Martinez Renewable Fuels Project with NesteJones Day is advising Marathon Petroleum Corp. in the formation of a joint venture with Neste to convert Marathon’s idled refinery in Martinez, California into a 730 million gallons per year renewable fuels facility.
  • Koch invests in Footprint at $1.6 billion valuationJones Day advised Koch Strategic Platforms in its $150 million investment in the Class C Preferred Stock of Footprint International Holdco, Inc.
  • J.F Lehman successfully closes its first single asset continuation fund for NorthStar GroupJones Day represented J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government and environmental sectors, in connection with the successful closing and debt financing of its first single asset continuation fund, which will allow the firm to maintain its ownership of NorthStar Group in partnership with management.
  • TopBuild acquires Distribution International in all-cash transaction valued at $1.0 billionJones Day represented TopBuild in its acquisition of Distribution International from global private equity firm Advent International in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.0 billion.
  • Koch invests in GameChange SolarJones Day is advising Koch Strategic Platforms in the $150 million investment in the Series A Preferred Stock of GameChange Solar Holdings Corp.
  • Infor sells Enterprise Asset Management business in $2.8 billion carveout saleJones Day advised Infor, a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the sale of its Enterprise Asset Management business to Hexagon AB for $2.8 billion, consisting of (i) $800 million in cash and (ii) approximately $2 billion of Hexagon’s common stock (HEXA-B.ST).
  • Koch and Cerberus acquire PQ Performance Chemicals business of PQ Group Holdings for $1.1 billionJones Day advised Koch Minerals & Trading, LLC, together with Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., in its $1.1 billion acquisition of the PQ Performance Chemicals business of PQ Group Holdings Inc.
  • Koch leads investment in Upgrade at $3.4 billion valuationJones Day represented Koch Disruptive Technologies in connection with its investment in the Series E round of Upgrade, Inc. at a $3.4 billion pre-money valuation.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company sells BEI PrecisionJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in the sale of BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc. to Quantic Corporate Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management.
  • Koch Equity Development acquires Transaction Network ServicesJones Day advised Koch Equity Development LLC, the acquisition and investment subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the acquisition of Transaction Network Services, Inc. (TNS) from affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC and TNS' other minority equity holders.
  • Koch Strategic Platforms makes $500 million strategic minority equity investment in MavenirJones Day advised Koch Strategic Platforms, a subsidiary of Koch Investments Group, in its strategic $500 million minority equity investment in Mavenir, the only U.S. based provider of end-to-end, cloud-native software to meet the growing demand for 5G digital transformation by communication service providers and enterprises.
  • Xact Data Discovery sells company to Aquiline Capital PartnersJones Day represented Xact Data Discovery, a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management, and managed review services for major law firms and corporations and portfolio company of JLL Partners, in connection with its acquisition by Aquiline Capital Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm.
  • Koch Strategic Platforms invests in Astranis Space Technologies valuing company at $1.4 billionJones Day represented Koch Strategic Platforms in connection with its participation in the $250 million Series C financing round of Astranis Space Technologies, a builder of small, low-cost telecommunications satellites to connect the four billion people who currently do not have access to the internet.
  • TopBuild acquires American Building SystemsJones Day advised TopBuild Corp., a leading installer and distributor of insulation and building material products in the United States, in its acquisition of American Building Systems Group of Companies ("ABS").
  • J.F. Lehman & Company acquires Trillium Engineering, LLCJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government and environmental sectors, on its acquisition of a substantial investment in Trillium Engineering, LLC, a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered camera gimbals for unmanned aerial systems ("UAS") performing mission-critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, from its founders.