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Peter J. Ekberg


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  • Columbia University (J.D. 1995; Editor-in-Chief, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law; Recipient, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship, awarded by the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency for his work on international weapons manufacturing); United States Military Academy, West Point (B.S. 1987)

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  • Minnesota and New York

Government Service

  • Served as an officer with the United States Army in Europe (1992 and 1987-1990) and in combat operations in southwest Asia during Operation Desert Storm (1990-1991)

Peter Ekberg has acted as the lead lawyer on a multitude of completed M&A transactions in more than two decades in practice. His experience covers a wide range of matters in a variety of industries, jurisdictions, and deal structures. Peter has experience in the full life cycle of a company (from formation, public and private capital raising, recapitalizations and restructurings, sales and dissolutions), as well as extensive experience in corporate governance for both public and private companies.

Peter has worked on a variety of M&A transactions representing acquirors, targets, and special committees. Recent engagements include representation of a Japanese company in its acquisition of a water filtration business in the United States, representation of a medical technology company in connection with a late-stage venture investment by China-based health care funds, the acquisition of an educational testing company through a competitive auction process, and a large tax refinancing in connection with the acquisition of a UK-based business in support of a roll-up strategy for a Canadian public company. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2016, representative matters for which Peter served as lead counsel include: the successful defense of a public company in response to an activist campaign and proxy fight, the sale of an automotive replacement distribution business to an affiliate of investor Carl Icahn, and M&A counsel for a Fortune 100 company in connection with their announced divestiture strategy (including numerous divestitures).

Peter is active in local nonprofit arts organizations, including FreeArts Minnesota.

Peter Ekberg