Borgman taps Pepke as MD

Borgman Capital has named Michael Pepke as a managing director. Pepke will remain a shareholder at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren.


MILWAUKEE, January 2nd, 2018 – Michael Pepke, a Shareholder at the law firm Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, s.c., has joined Milwaukee-based private equity firm, Borgman Capital, as a managing director. Mr. Pepke will remain a Shareholder at Reinhart. At Borgman Capital, Mr. Pepke will focus on expanding the firm’s deal flow and managing investment strategies. Mr. Pepke’s law practice involves advising a wide range of privately-owned middle market companies with a focus on acquisitions and succession planning.

Sequoya Borgman, Founder and Managing Director of Borgman Capital, observed “after working extensively with Mike as a trusted advisor and board member it became obvious that he was a perfect fit for our growing firm. Mike is not only a legal counsel for his clients, but he provides practical and strategic business advice. Over the course of our time working together, Mike has distinguished himself in his total commitment to our success. He is a consummate professional and brings a great reputation and a quality network of great relationships.”

With respect to joining Borgman Capital, Mr. Pepke said “This is such an exciting opportunity – a chance to do something really extraordinary with really good people – that the decision to join the team was very easy. I’ve always lived in the middle market and loved the private equity space, which aligns perfectly with what Borgman Capital is all about. They love what they do and have fun doing it. Their core business philosophy of being business stewards really resonated with me”

Mr. Pepke holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. from Cornell University Law School.

ABOUT BORGMAN CAPITAL: Borgman Capital is a privately held investment firm focused on acquiring majority interests in established closely held lower-middle market companies. Our focus is profitable businesses with identifiable growth opportunities. We are a buy and hold investor. Our strategy is to minimize the use of leverage in order to invest in and grow the portfolio long term. We are an independent sponsor and we raise equity for each transaction. The primary source of funds are personal equity, accredited investors, and family offices. The firm’s website is located at