Brendan Dignan

Partner

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Washington, D.C.

P: +1.202.639.1117
F: +1.202.585.4098

New York

P: +1.212.601.7252
Brendan Dignan

Brendan advises public and private companies, including private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and joint ventures, as well as corporate governance, securities law compliance, and general corporate matters. Brendan has written extensively about the federal funding programs created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic including the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. He has advised nearly 40 companies, private equity sponsors, and boards of directors on navigating eligibility, use of funds, and compliance with these programs.

Before becoming a lawyer, Brendan served in the Middle East and Europe for four years as a U.S. Army Field Artillery and Cavalry officer. He applies the management skills acquired during his service to strategically guide deals from initial structuring to closing. Brendan also chairs the firm’s military veteran affinity group, BB Vets.

Related Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, and Joint Ventures

  • American Industrial Partners, a middle market private equity sponsor, in portfolio company, AHF Products’ acquisition of global manufacturer LM Flooring
  • American Industrial Partners, in its business combination of portfolio company, Goss International, and Germany-based manroland web systems
  • American Industrial Partners, in its separation of Dutch subsidiary, Contiweb B.V., from Goss International
  • American Industrial Partners, in several add-on transactions for Goss International, including the acquisitions of Graphic Automation and Controls and Loudon Machine
  • American Industrial Partners, in its acquisition of the wood flooring segment of Armstrong Flooring, Inc.
  • American Industrial Partners, in several add-on transactions for portfolio company, acpi, including the acquisitions of Smart Cabinetry, Cabinets 2000, and Master WoodCraft Cabinetry
  • Hull Street Energy, LLC, a middle market private equity firm, in several transactions
  • Avenue Capital Management, LLC, in several transactions
  • West Face Capital Inc., in certain investment transactions
  • DigitalGlobe, Inc. (Maxar Technologies), a satellite imagery company, in connection with an international joint venture transaction
  • Rheogistics LLC, in its acquisition by The International Group, Inc. 
  • DTI Management, LLC, a secondary live event ticket management company, in its sale to affiliates of CVC Capital Partners
  • The Prudential Insurance Company of America and the Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, in their acquisition of interests in West Deptford Energy from LS Power
  • Crius Energy, LLC, in its $328 million acquisition by Vistra Energy
  • Crius Energy, LLC, in its $173 million acquisition of U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc.
  • MasterCard, in its acquisition of an interest in First Performance Global
  • The Walt Disney Company, in its $4 billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment, Inc.
  • Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., in its $1.9 billion unsolicited cash tender offer for Casey's General Stores, Inc.
  • STARZ, in connection with certain mergers and acquisitions transactions
  • Liberty Interactive Corporation, in its $2.4 billion acquisition of zulily, inc. by way of an exchange offer
  • Liberty Interactive Corporation, in its $430 million sale of Provide Commerce, Inc. (ProFlowers), to FTD Companies, Inc
  • Liberty Media Corporation, in its $847 million common stock repurchase from Comcast Corporation and exchange of Leisure Arts, Inc. and a revenue sharing agreement relating to carriage of CNBC
  • Liberty Media Corporation, in its sale of $500 million of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. common stock in a repurchase transaction
  • Liberty Media Corporation, in its sale of preferred stock in Barnes & Noble, Inc.
  • Monitronics International, Inc. (MONI), in its $502 million acquisition of Security Networks LLC from affiliates of Oak Hill Capital Partners
  • Monitronics International, Inc. (MONI), in its $130 million acquisition of alarm monitoring accounts from Pinnacle Security
  • AGL Resources Inc., in its $3.1 billion acquisition of Nicor Inc.
  • Global independent power producer in its sale of the Red Oak power generation station to Energy Capital Partners
  • Global independent power producer in its sale of the Ironwood power generation station to PPL Corporation
  • ProLiance Energy, in the restructuring and sale of its natural gas marketing business to an affiliate of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
  • Industrias Unidas, S.A. de C.V., in its sale of United Copper Industries, Inc. to KPS Partners, L.P.

Capital Markets and Corporate Governance

  • Liberty Global plc, in connection with subsidiary VTR Finance B.V.'s global offering of US$1.4 billion of senior secured notes due 2024
  • Liberty Global plc, in connection with its tracking stock structure
  • A publicly traded motor sports promoter in connection with corporate governance advice
  • An oil and gas exploration company in its corporate restructuring
  • A privately held domestic publishing company in its corporate restructuring

Counsel to Financial Advisors

  • Morgan Stanley & Co. as financial advisor to UIL Holdings in its $4.8 billion combination with Iberdrola USA
  • Lazard Freres as financial advisor to the Conflicts Committee of TerraForm Power, Inc. in the $2.3 billion acquisition of Vivint Solar, Inc. by TerraForm and SunEdison Inc.
  • Lazard Freres as financial advisor to the Conflicts Committee of TerraForm Power, Inc. in the $2.4 billion acquisition of First Wind Holdings by TerraForm and SunEdison Inc.
  • Barclays Capital as financial advisor to Wisconsin Energy in its $9.1 billion acquisition of Integrys Energy
  • Barclays Capital as financial advisor in Exelon in its $6.7 billion acquisition of Pepco Holdings

Pro Bono

  • Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation, outside counsel and ambassador for the non-profit tasked by Congress to build the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial on the National Mall
  • Halcyon Angels, outside counsel for a network of angel investors committed to fueling the growth of early-stage impact-focused ventures

Awards & Community

Recognized as a nationwide "Private Equity Rising Star" by The Deal, 2019

 

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2020 Virtual M&A Primer

On December 1, 3, 8 and 10 at 11:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT, Baker Botts is hosting the Virtual M&A Primer, presented by the Baker Botts Corporate group across various offices.

Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation

Baker Botts is proud to support and sponsor the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation’s inaugural fundraising event on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Washington, DC.