Matthew W. Goulding


Matthew Goulding
Matt Goulding is counsel in Weil’s Private Equity practice and is based in Boston. Mr. Goulding’s practice is focused on private equity transactions for financial sponsors in deal execution on both the buy and sell side. He has also worked on equity syndication, fund formation and general corporate matters relating to various portfolio companies of private equity funds.
  • Partners Group in its sale of a controlling interest in Universal Services of America, LP;
  • Berkshire Partners and its portfolio companies, including in the sale of GOBP Holdings, Inc. (Grocery Outlet) to Hellman & Friedman; the sale of National Vision, Inc. to KKR & Co; and the recapitalization of Masai Group International GmbH;
  • Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), including in the acquisition of significant timber assets in New Zealand;
  • Thomas H. Lee Partners and its portfolio companies, including in its acquisition of All Systems Holding LLC; the sale of Systems Maintenance Services, Inc., with Summit Partners, to Partners Group; the sale of Ceridian’s U.K., Ireland and Mauritius subsidiaries to SD Worx; the sale of Comdata, Inc. to FleetCor Technologies, Inc. for $3.45 billion; the corporate separation of Comdata, Inc. and Ceridian HCM; Ceridian’s acquisition of Dayforce; the $5.3 billion take-private of Ceridian Corp.; the recapitalization of MoneyGram International, Inc.; and Hawkeye Energy Holdings in the sale of an ethanol plant;
  • Providence Equity Partners and its portfolio companies, including in its provision of equity to Blackboard Inc. to finance Blackboard's acquisition of Higher One Holdings, Inc.; the acquisition of a significant equity interest in RentPath Inc.; the approximately $1.64 billion take-private of Blackboard Inc.; the approximately $1 billion sale of certain television station assets owned by Newport Television; and the acquisition of ikaSystems Corporation and subsequent recapitalizations;
  • Providence Strategic Growth Partners in its investment in Burning Glass Technologies;
  • Advent International and its portfolio companies, including in the acquisition of BOS Solutions Ltd.; the sale of Bradco Supply to ABC Supply Co.; and in the acquisition of a majority stake in Bradco Supply Corp.;
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners in the acquisition of Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, Inc.; and
  • Various Consortium Transactions, including the failed take-private acquisition of BCE, Inc. valued at approximately $51.7 billion; and the $12 billion take-private acquisition of Univision Communications Inc.

Mr. Goulding is a member of the Boston Office Hiring Committee and is actively involved in recruiting, training and mentoring programs at Weil.

Mr. Goulding is a board member of the United Way of Massachusetts and Merrimack Valley and is engaged with several other philanthropic organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Mr. Goulding served as Editor-in-Chief of the Villanova Law Review. He remains actively involved with Villanova Law School.

Mr. Goulding's interests include running, sailing, hiking and backcountry skiing.

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