Matt Stewart

Biography

Matt Stewart
Matt Stewart is a partner in Weil's Corporate Department and is based in the Silicon Valley. Mr. Stewart advises private equity funds, growth equity investors and strategic acquirers on mergers & acquisitions and complex financing transactions, with a focus in the technology, media, telecommunications and healthcare sectors.

Mr. Stewart has deep experience in the Silicon Valley and in the technology sector. He has represented several leading private equity and structured capital investors, including TPG, The Carlyle Group, Accel-KKR and Khosla Ventures. Mr. Stewart has also represented General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) and Rakuten (TYO: 4755) on acquisitions and United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS), Dell and others on corporate venture investments.

Representative Experience*

  • Multiple private equity, growth equity, structured capital investments and M&A transactions for clients such as TPG, The Carlyle Group, Accel-KKR, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Trive Capital and Pamlico Capital.
  • Trive Capital, its portfolio companies and/or limited partners on multiple investment transactions, including the acquisitions of, or debt or equity investments in, California Brazing, EarthLink, iRise Spine & Joint, GDC Technics, Picture Head, The Farm Post Production Limited (by Picture Head), Redmond & Greer, Triumph Processing (by Valence Surface Technologies), the sale of CSL Acquisition (by Valence Surface Technologies), the sale of Southern Towing Company and the sale of Valence Surface Technologies.
  • TPG Global and/or its portfolio companies on multiple investment transactions, including investments in AU10TIX, CeriBell, Expanse (fka Qadium), FreedomPay, Rodan + Fields, Toast, Vaxcyte and ViaCyte.
  • Mithril Capital on multiple transactions, including investments in AppDirect, Classy, Glance InMobi, Spaceflight and Stem.
  • Advent International Corporation in a substantial minority investment in Conservice, LLC.
  • General Electric Company on multiple acquisitions, including the acquisitions of ServiceMax, Meridium, Nurego, Solano Labs and Wurldtech.
  • Rakuten or its subsidiaries on multiple acquisitions, including the acquisitions of Cartera Commerce, Curbside, OneReceipt, Pushpins, ShopStyle and Shopular.
  • Cisco Systems on multiple acquisitions, including the acquisitions of NDS Limited and Sourcefire.
  • Select Interior Concepts on multiple acquisitions, including the acquisitions of Bedrock International, Cosmic Stone & Tile Distributors, Greencraft Interiors, InTown Design, Summit Stoneworks, T.A.C. Ceramic Tile Co. and Tuscany Collection.
  • United Parcel Service on multiple corporate venture capital investments.
  • Twitter in its acquisition of Vine.
  • PODS (Portable On Demand Storage) in its sale to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
  • Mandiant in its sale to FireEye.
  • Aurrion in its sale to Juniper Networks.
  • Adap.tv in its sale to AOL.
  • SeaMicro in it sale to Advanced Micro Devices.
  • J Jill in it sale to TowerBrook Capital Partners.
  • Supercell in its sale of a controlling interest to SoftBank and GungHo Online Entertainment.
  • MSouth Equity Partners in connection with the acquisition of United Communications, and United Communications in its sale of a controlling interest to Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation.
  • Arbor Pharmaceuticals in its sale of a significant minority interest to KKR & Co.
  • Evolution Media in connection with the acquisition of The Clio Awards.
  • Accel-KKR in connection with structured capital investments in N-able and YourEncore and add-on acquisitions by its portfolio company, KANA.
  • Pamlico Capital on multiple transactions, including the acquisitions of ClearLink, IBBS, Lightower Fiber Networks f/k/a National Grid Wireless, TMT Software Company (by TMW Systems) and IDSC Software Company (by TMW Systems).
  • Nautic Partners in connection with the acquisition of Precision Engineered Products. 
  • Roark Capital Group in connection with its growth equity investment in Naf Naf Grill.
  • Lightower Fiber Networks on multiple transactions, including the acquisitions of Hudson Valley DataNet, KeySpan Communications, Lexent Metro Connect and Veroxity Technology Partners and the sale of Light Tower Wireless to SBA Communications.
  • Parsons Corporation in connection with the acquisition of 3D/International.
  • RentPath in the acquisition of Lovely.
  • Westward Dough in connection with the acquisition of multiple Krispy Kreme store locations from Glazed Investments.
  • Move, Inc. in connection with its joint venture with Builder Homesite, Inc. in the launch of Builders Digital Experience.
  • Water-Jel in its sale to Pilgrim Capital Partners.

Mr. Stewart was named to The Daily Journal’s 40 Under 40 list of top young attorneys and as an Emerging Leader by M&A Advisor. He has also been recognized as a Law360 “Rising Star” for Private Equity and as a Northern California “Rising Star” in M&A by Super Lawyers.

*Includes matters handled by Mr. Stewart prior to joining Weil.

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