H. Peter Nesvold
Peter joined Silver Lane as a Managing Director in 2013 to spearhead the firm’s growth initiatives. A lawyer, CFA, and CPA by background, he offers unique perspective into the structuring of complex corporate transactions. He has advised on M&A deals involving companies ranging in size from less than $10 million to more than $1 billion.
Peter is a 19-year veteran of Wall Street, including 12 in investment research and management. He was previously a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns and a Managing Director at Jefferies & Co., sell-side research roles in which his work was “triple-ranked” by Starmine. While at Jefferies, Peter also served as a named fiduciary of the firm’s 401(k) and pension plans.
Peter was also a portfolio manager/analyst at Lazard Asset Management, where he was one of three managers of the firm’s SMid-cap product. During his tenure, the team grew AUM more than ten-fold and earned Morningstar’s coveted “five-star” rating — Lazard’s only top-rated domestic fund at that time. Earlier in his career, Peter was an M&A lawyer.
Peter has co-authored four books for McGraw-Hill — most notably, The Art of M&A: A Merger, Acquisition, and Buyout Guide, the definitive resource for M&A professionals. He has also published roughly a dozen research studies in professional journals at Stanford, Georgetown, etc. Peter is an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, where he teaches an MBA class entitled, “Mergers, Acquisitions & Leveraged Buyouts.” He has also served as a guest lecturer for graduate students at Ohio State and the University of Maryland, and contributed to CNBC, Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal, among other media outlets.
Peter graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Fordham University School of Law (cum laude, Order of the Coif), where he was elected Editor-in-Chief of his law journal. In his spare time, he is also an avid long-distance runner, completing 38 full- and half- marathons.