Matthew Merritt is an associate in Weil’s Private Equity practice and is based in New York. Mr. Merritt participates in the representation of private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Previously, as a member of Weil’s Private Funds practice, he participated in the representation of institutional investors in connection with their investments in private equity funds and other private investment funds.
Mr. Merritt has been part of the teams advising:
- Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, as a member of a Hellman & Friedman-led consortium that also includes Blackstone and GIC, in the consortium's $11 billion take-private of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. and in the recapitalization of Berlin Packaging L.L.C., resulting in CPPIB and Oak Hill Capital Partners having joint control of Berlin
- Cunningham Lindsey U.S. Inc. (a portfolio company of CVC Capital Partners) in its sale to Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (a portfolio company of KKR)
- Global Software, Inc. (a portfolio and platform company of TA Associates) in its acquisition of insightsoftware.com Inc.
- Irving Place Capital and its portfolio company, Pet Supplies Plus/U.S.A. (PSP) in the sale of PSP to Sentinel Capital Partners
- J.C. Flowers in its acquisition of Jefferson Capital Systems, LLC
- Lee Equity Partners in its acquisition of K-MAC Holdings Corp.
- Providence Equity Partners in its acquisition of a majority interest in DoubleVerify, Inc.
- Providence Strategic Growth Partners in its $130 million investment in LogicMonitor Inc. and its investment in PaySimple Inc. (d/b/a EverCommerce)
- Public Sector Pension Investment Board in its minority investment in Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
- Snow Phipps Group in its acquisition of Ideal Tridon Holdings, Inc.
- SoftBank Group Corp. in its $3.3 billion acquisition of Fortress Investment Group LLC
Mr. Merritt received his LL.M. from New York University School of Law and his LL.B., with honours, from the University of London.