Matt regularly counsels funds and their portfolio companies in merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures, and other strategic transactions; management teams with respect to private-equity backed investments and equity compensation arrangements; and private equity and venture capital funds in minority growth equity investments. Matt also advises clients regarding the structuring and operation of entities serving as general partners and managers to funds and portfolio companies, with a particular focus on internal governance and economic arrangements, including the allocation and vesting of carried interest, joint ventures with and investments from third parties, generational transition and other partner additions and departures, and subscription lines of credit.
EducationJ.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2014, Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights; The Review of Litigation
B.S., Political Science, Texas Christian University, 2010, summa cum laude
Significant AccomplishmentsMultiple platform acquisitions, add-on acquisitions, divestitures, and minority investments for private equity clients such as Trive Capital, Wingate Partners, and Gauge Capital.
Various partnerships and limited liability companies in joint venture transactions across a wide range of industries.
Various fund managers in the negotiation of equity ownership structures, governance issues, and equity incentive plans.
Trive Capital in its acquisition of Pental Granite and Marble, LLC, a wholesale tile and stone distributor based out of Washington.
Trive Capital in its acquisition of conventional assets of Chesapeake Energy Corporation in the Southern Appalachian region.
Wingate Partners in its acquisition of Binswanger Glass, a seller and installer of glass and glass-related products for commercial, residential, and automotive use.
Gauge Capital in its acquisition of Beauty Industry Group.
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