Peter Nager is a former Partner of the corporate advisory and investment banking firm, James D. Wolfensohn Incorporated. Following the sale of Wolfensohn to Bankers Trust (BT) he became a Partner and Senior Managing Director at BT and upon the merger of BT with Deutsche Bank, he assumed the same positions with Deutsche Bank. Earlier in his career he was a lawyer at the firm Debevoise & Plimpton specializing in mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Nager has advised the boards, CEO’s and other senior executives of such noteworthy companies as Dupont, Unisys, Lubrizol, Johns Manville, Major League Baseball, John Labatt, Northern Telecom, Ault Foods Limited and Nova Chemicals. His advisory work encompassed traditional transactional mergers and acquisition work as well as financing assistance and corporate strategy.
Among the significant publicly disclosed transactions for which he served as the lead banker are: the IPO and Spin-off of Conoco by Dupont, the sale of its defense business to Loral by Unisys, the sale of its U.S. and its Canadian dairy businesses by John Labatt, the purchase of Protein Technology from Ralston Purina by Dupont, the sale of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Ray franchises to investor groups on behalf of Major League Baseball and the repurchase by Dupont of the 25% interest in Dupont held by The Seagrams Company.
Mr. Nager is currently a director of and significant shareholder in MedEfficiency Inc. (a privately held medical products company based in Denver).
He has an ongoing involvement with numerous charitable endeavors. Mr. Nager is a member of the Board of Trustees and of the Executive Committee of the Caramoor International Music Festival (where he previously served as Chairman of the Executive Committee), as well as the Boards of Trustees of The Beaver Dam Sanctuary, the City Parks Foundation and the Social Science Research Council. Previously, Mr. Nager was President of Symphony Space.
Mr. Nager holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Brown University, an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School.