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Matthew Gabbard
 

Matthew Gabbard

Counsel
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Fax: +1-212-455-2502

Counsel in the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice, Matthew Gabbard’s practice focuses on the representation of corporate clients, leading private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, co-investments, equity financings, spin-offs, carve-outs, shareholder activism, corporate governance and other general corporate matters. Matt has advised a broad range of clients, including Blackstone, EQT, KKR, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, Stonepeak, L3Harris Technologies, Avantor, Ziff Davis, TCF Financial Corporation, American Electric Power, Microsoft and Sirius XM, among others.

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Work Highlights
  • Gardner Denver in its $15 billion “Reverse Morris Trust” transaction with with Ingersoll-Rand plc’s Industrial segment, as well as KKR in its prior $3.9 billion acquisition of Gardner Denver
  • Hilton Grand Vacations in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Diamond Resorts International
  • TCF Financial in its $3.5 billion merger-of-equals with Chemical Financial
  • WMIH in its $3.8 billion merger with Nationstar
  • Invitation Homes in its $20 billion merger-of-equals with Starwood Waypoint Homes
  • Avantor in its $6.4 billion acquisition of VWR Corporation
  • Stonepeak in its announced $6.2 billion acquisition of Teekay LNG Partners
  • Blackstone in its preferred equity investment in Cryoport in connection with Cryoport’s acquisition of MVE Biological Solutions
Education
  • New York University School of Law, 2012 J.D.
    Executive Articles Editor, NYU Annual Survey of American Law; Dean’s Scholar
  • Yale University, 2007 B.A.
    with distinction, Canadian Studies Prize
Associations
  • Board Member, Yale Glee Club Associates
Admissions
  • New York 2013

Matthew Gabbard is Counsel in the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. Matt frequently represents corporate clients, leading private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a variety of complex domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, co-investments, equity financings, spin-offs, carve-outs, shareholder activism, corporate governance and other general corporate matters. 

Matt regularly advises companies across the technology, asset management, healthcare, energy and infrastructure, and financial services sectors, among others. His clients have included Blackstone, EQT, KKR, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, Stonepeak, L3Harris Technologies, Avantor, TCF Financial Corporation, American Electric Power, Ziff Davis, Microsoft and Sirius XM.

Matt’s representative experience includes advising: 

  • Gardner Denver in its $15 billion “Reverse Morris Trust” transaction with Ingersoll-Rand plc’s Industrial segment, as well as KKR in its prior $3.9 billion acquisition of Gardner Denver
  • Hilton Grand Vacations in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Diamond Resorts International
  • EQT Infrastructure and Segra in the sale of Segra’s commercial services business to Cox Communications
  • Stonepeak in its announced $6.2 billion acquisition of Teekay LNG Partners
  • Blackstone in its equity investment in Cryoport in connection with Cryoport’s acquisition of MVE Biological Solutions
  • Yageo in its $1.8 billion acquisition of KEMET
  • TCF Financial in its $3.5 billion merger-of-equals with Chemical Financial
  • WMIH in its $3.8 billion merger with Nationstar
  • PharMerica and KKR in the strategic combination of BrightSpring Health Services and PharMerica
  • Invitation Homes in its $20 billion merger-of-equals with Starwood Waypoint Homes
  • Avantor in its $6.4 billion acquisition of VWR Corporation
  • Ziff Davis in its acquisition of RetailMeNot from Vericast
  • Team Health in its $6.1 billion sale to Blackstone funds and co-investors
  • Private equity and infrastructure fund sponsors in connection with co-investments and minority “stakes” investments

Matt received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2012, where he was a Dean’s Scholar and served as the Executive Articles Editor of the NYU Annual Survey of American Law. Matt received his B.A. from Yale University in 2007, where he was the recipient of the Canadian Studies Prize.

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