Matthew J. Guercio

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8535
F 212 728 9535
mguerciowillkie.com

Matthew Guercio is a partner in the firm's Corporate & Financial Services Department. His practice focuses primarily on representing private equity sponsors in public and private mergers and acquisitions, as well as growth equity and venture capital investments. In addition, Matthew provides advice on corporate governance issues, securities laws matters, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and reorganizations, and other complex corporate matters. Matthew’s private equity experience includes representing numerous portfolio companies throughout an investment’s lifecycle.

In 2021, Matthew was ranked #1 in MergerLink’s listing of the “Top Mid Cap M&A Lawyers in North America” (based on FY 2020 deal activity), and in 2020 was recognized by The Deal as a finalist for “Technology, Media & Telecom Dealmaker of the Year” (Middle Market Awards).

Highlights

Matthew Guercio is a partner in the firm's Corporate & Financial Services Department. His practice focuses primarily on representing private equity sponsors in public and private mergers and acquisitions, as well as growth equity and venture capital investments. In addition, Matthew provides advice on corporate governance issues, securities laws matters, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and reorganizations, and other complex corporate matters. Matthew’s private equity experience includes representing numerous portfolio companies throughout an investment’s lifecycle.

In 2021, Matthew was ranked #1 in MergerLink’s listing of the “Top Mid Cap M&A Lawyers in North America” (based on FY 2020 deal activity), and in 2020 was recognized by The Deal as a finalist for “Technology, Media & Telecom Dealmaker of the Year” (Middle Market Awards).

Selected Significant Matters

  • Insight Partners in its acquisition, with Genstar Capital, of Vector Solutions
  • Insight Partners and other sellers on the sale of Duco Technology Limited to Nordic Capital
  • Insight Partners in connection with a $70 Million Series B funding round in Ably Real-Time, a data synchronization platform
  • Fenergo in its sale by Insight Partners to Astorg and Bridgepoint
  • Insightful Science, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, in its acquisition of Dotmatics, a scientific informatics software and services company
  • Insight Partners in connection with a $50 million funding round in Pollinate
  • Insight Partners in its partnership with HBC to launch Saks as a standalone ecommerce business, and its $500 million minority equity investment in Saks
  • Episerver, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, in its acquisition of experience optimization platform Optimizely
  • Bullhorn, a software provider for the recruitment industry, in a new strategic investment from Stone Point Capital
  • Insight Partners in its acquisition of leading enterprise IoT security firm Armis for $1.1 billion
  • Global HR software provider Bullhorn in its acquisition of Erecruit
  • Insight Partners in its acquisition of threat intelligence company Recorded Future for $780 million
  • Insight Partners in its investment in state and local government payment platform PayIt
  • Insight Venture Partners in its investment in open banking platform Tink
  • Insight Venture Partners in the acquisition of a majority of Israeli venture capital fund's Genesis Partners IV portfolio
  • Anaqua in its sale to Astorg
  • Insight Venture Partners in its $1.16 billion acquisition of Episerver
  • Insight Venture Partners in its investment in EveryAction
  • Virgin Pulse in its sale to Marlin Equity Partners
  • Insight Venture Partners in its investment in CentralReach
  • Insight Venture Partners in its investment in Property Brands
  • Insight Venture Partners in its investment in Bullhorn
  • eVestment in its $705 million sale to Nasdaq
  • Frontline Education in its acquisition by Thoma Bravo
  • Insight Venture Partners in its acquisition of Resolve Systems
  • Insight Venture Partners in its $165 million investment in Tricentis
  • Insight Venture Partners in its investment in Ministry Brands
  • Insight Venture Partners in connection with a $250 million funding round for Tenable Network Security
  • Insight Venture Partners in connection with a $200 million investment round in BlaBlaCar
  • Westport in its merger with Fuel Systems Solutions
  • Insight Venture Partners in its $75 million investment in Fenergo
  • Insight Venture Partners in its control investment in Virgin Pulse
  • Concurrent agreements by Shutterstock, Inc. to acquire Rex Features and PremiumBeat
  • Sale of Metalogix to Permira Funds
  • BeyondTrust in its sale to Veritas Capital
  • Insight Venture Partners in its acquisition of FireMon
  • AirWatch investors Insight Venture Partners and Accel Partners in the $1.54 billion sale of AirWatch to VMware, Inc.
  • Insight Venture Partners in its acquisition of Unitrends, Inc.
  • Westport Innovations in its acquisition of BAF Technologies
  • Insight Venture Partners in its growth equity investment in Airwatch
  • Insight Venture Partners in its acquisition of Kaseya Software
  • Berkley Capital in the sale of FSV Payment Systems, Inc.
  • Insight Venture Partners in the $2 billion agreement to take Quest Software private
  • GFI Software, an affiliate of Insight Venture Partners, in several acquisitions including TeamViewer, Katharion, HoundDog and VIPRE Software
  • J.Crew Group Chairman and CEO Millard Drexler as part of the buying group in the $3 billion acquisition of J.Crew
  • Folhamatic Group, an affiliate of Insight Venture Partners, in its sale to UK-based Sage Group plc
  • GreenTree Credit Solutions, an affiliate of Centerbridge Capital Partners, in its approximately $1 billion acquisition by Walter Investment Management Corp.
  • Weber-Hydraulik in the acquisition of Hyco International from Centre Partners Management
  • Lime Rock Partners in its investment in UTEC International
  • Funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group and Centerbridge Capital Partners in their terminated $8.9 billion agreement to acquire Penn National Gaming and their subsequent purchase of $1.25 billion of preferred stock of Penn National Gaming
  • Resorts International in its $675 million sale of Resorts East Chicago to Ameristar Casinos
  • Resorts International in its $960 million CMBS refinancing
  • Insight Venture Partners in its investment in Six Waves
  • Insight Venture Partners in its investment in Jirbo
  • Insight Venture Partners in its acquisition of eCommerce Industries
  • Best Buy in the sale of Speakeasy to Covad Communications
  • Major League Baseball in the sale of the Washington Nationals Franchise
  • MidAmerican Energy in its terminated $4.7 billion agreement to acquire Constellation Energy

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