Brendan Dignan

Partner

brendan.dignan@bakerbotts.com

Washington, D.C.

P: +1.202.639.1117 F: +1.202.585.4098

New York

P: +1.212.601.7252
Brendan Dignan

With more than a decade of corporate law experience, 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. He regularly represents clients in complex transactions within a range of industries including manufacturing, energy, defense, technology, media, and telecommunications.

Before beginning his practice as a transactional lawyer in New York and then Washington, D.C., Brendan worked in the Middle East and Europe for more than four years, developing a valued global outlook when advocating for clients.

As a former combat-arms officer in the U.S. Army, Brendan applies the management skills acquired during his military service to strategically and efficiently guide deals from initial structuring to closing. He serves as outside counsel and a brand ambassador for the non-profit tasked by Congress to build the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial on the National Mall.

Related Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, and Joint Ventures

  • American Industrial Partners, a middle market private equity sponsor, 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
  • DigitalGlobe, Inc., a satellite imagery company, in connection with an international joint venture transaction
  • 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 $173 million acquisition of U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc.
  • Crius Energy, LLC, in its pending acquisition by Vistra Energy
  • 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.
  • 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., in its $502 million acquisition of Security Networks LLC from affiliates of Oak Hill Capital Partners
  • Monitronics International, Inc., 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.
  • A secondary live event ticket manager in its sale of equity interests
  • A special situations/distressed investment sponsor in number of transactions
  • A Canadian-based alternative investment manager in the sale of interests in a portfolio company
  • A privately held energy corporation in connection with its acquisition of the remaining partnership interests in a gas-fired power project
  • A major Mexican financial services company in a bid for a Mexican asset management company
  • Co-counsel to The Independent Order of Foresters, a Canadian fraternal benefit organization, in its acquisition of financial services company, First Investors Consolidated Corporation

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

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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.