Matthew W. Goulding


Matthew Goulding
Matt Goulding is a partner 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.


  • Thomas H. Lee Partners and its portfolio companies in various transactions, including in its $5.3 billion take-private of Ceridian Corporation; in its acquisition of All Systems Holding LLC; in Ceridian’s acquisition of Dayforce Corporation; in its recapitalization of MoneyGram International, Inc.; in the corporate separation of Comdata, Inc. and Ceridian HCM; in its $3.45 billion sale of Comdata, Inc., its $1 billion sale of CompuCom Systems, Inc., its $460 million sale of Intermedix Corporation and its $325 million sale of LifeWorks Corporation Ltd.; in its sale of a majority stake in Juvare, LLC; in its sale of Ceridian’s U.K., Ireland and Mauritius subsidiaries to SD Worx; in its sale of an ethanol plant by Hawkeye Energy Holdings; and together with Summit Partners in the sale of Systems Maintenance Services, Inc.;
  • Berkshire Partners and its portfolio companies, including in the acquisition of the foodservice parts distribution and field service business assets of 3Wire Group Inc.; the sale of Grocery Outlet, Inc. to Hellman & Friedman; the sale of National Vision, Inc. to KKR & Co; the sale of HMT LLC to Tailwind Capital; the recapitalization of Masai Group International GmbH; in a sizable minority investment in U.S. Anesthesia Partners, Inc.; and in its sale of SRS Distribution Inc. to Leonard Green & Partners;
  • PSP Investments, including in the acquisition of significant timber assets in New Zealand;
  • Providence Equity Partners and its portfolio companies, including in the 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 $1.8 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;
  • Partners Group in its sale of a controlling interest in Universal Services of America, LP;
  • Advent International and its portfolio companies, including in the acquisition of BOS Solutions Ltd.; the sale of Bradco Supply to ABC Supply Co.; and the acquisition of a majority stake in Bradco Supply Corp.;
  • Aquiline Capital Partners in its acquisition of Ontellus;
  • Francisco Partners in its acquisition of Dynamo Software Ltd. and certain other subsidiaries and assets of Dynamo Group. Ltd.;
  • Froneri International Limited (a joint venture between Nestlé and PAI Partners) in its $4 billion acquisition of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc.;
  • Magellan Health, Inc. in the acquisitions of The Management Group, LLC and Armed Forces Services Corporation;
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners in the acquisition of Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, Inc.;
  • 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.;
  • MS Powertrain Technologie GmbH (a wholly owned subsidiary of MS Industrie AG) in its sale of the production facility for valve train systems for the Daimler world engine at its Webberville, Michigan plant to Gnutti Carlo SpA;
  • Novalpina Capital in its acquisition, together with management, of NSO Group Technologies Ltd.;
  • The management team of U.S. Renal Care, Inc., together with Bain Capital and other investors in the acquisition of U.S. Renal Care from Leonard Green & Partners and other institutional investors; and
  • Bollé Brands, Inc. (a portfolio company of A&M Capital Advisors Europe) in its take-private of SPY Inc.

Mr. Goulding is a member of the Boston Office Hiring Committee and is actively involved in recruiting, training and mentoring programs at Weil, including Project Beacon, a Boston-based firm mentoring initiative.

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.

Mr. Goulding served as Editor-in-Chief of the Villanova Law Review.

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

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