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Matthew V. Soran

  • Partner | M&A and Private Equity

New York

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Matthew Soran is a partner in the Corporate Department and the M&A and Private Equity Practice, resident in New York.

Matthew has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, having represented private investment groups and public and private companies in mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, carveout transactions, joint ventures, recapitalizations, growth equity investments, venture investments, secondary sales of private equity limited partnership interests, and other corporate and governance matters.

Work highlights:

  • CVS Health in its sale of Coventry Workers' Comp Services to Mitchell | Genex.
  • Neuberger Berman Group in its acquisition of Almanac Realty Investors.
  • TPG Sixth Street Partners in its sale of a majority equity interest in AFS Technologies, a software/SaaS solutions provider in the food and beverage industry, to STG Partners.
  • BlackRock in the purchase of Tennenbaum Capital Partners.
  • Higman Marine and its affiliated companies in its US$419 mi...

Matthew Soran is a partner in the Corporate Department and the M&A and Private Equity Practice, resident in New York.

Matthew has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, having represented private investment groups and public and private companies in mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, carveout transactions, joint ventures, recapitalizations, growth equity investments, venture investments, secondary sales of private equity limited partnership interests, and other corporate and governance matters.

Work highlights:

  • CVS Health in its sale of Coventry Workers' Comp Services to Mitchell | Genex.
  • Neuberger Berman Group in its acquisition of Almanac Realty Investors.
  • TPG Sixth Street Partners in its sale of a majority equity interest in AFS Technologies, a software/SaaS solutions provider in the food and beverage industry, to STG Partners.
  • BlackRock in the purchase of Tennenbaum Capital Partners.
  • Higman Marine and its affiliated companies in its US$419 million acquisition by Kirby Corporation.
  • Catalent, in numerous engagements, including its US$1.2b acquisition of Paragon Bioservices, its US$950 million acquisition of Cook Pharmica, its US$315m acquisition of MaSTherCell Global, and its acquisitions of Accucaps Industries Limited, Pharmapak Technologies, Micron Technologies, and Redwood Bioscience.
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management in numerous engagements, including its acquisition of Standard & Poor's Investment Advisory Services and its acquisition of Rocaton Investment Advisors.
  • Thomson Reuters in its acquisition of Clarient Global and Avox Limited from DTCC and a bank shareholder consortium.
  • Community Education Centers in its acquisition by The GEO Group, Inc. for US$360 million.
  • Orangewood Partners in numerous engagements including its partnership with ABDD Capital to acquire Taco Bell stores, a strategic investment by SunBridge Capital Management into its specialty finance platform Peaceable Street Capital, its investment in K2 Towers, and its acquisition of a majority interest in George Industries.
  • Boulder Brands in its acquisition of Glutino Food Group and on its sale to Pinnacle Foods for approximately US$975 million.
  • Guardsmark in its acquisition by Universal Services of America.

Matthew consistently engages with some of the premier thought leaders in the industry through participation in panels and speaking opportunities for Transaction Advisors and the Loan Syndication and Trading Association, among others. Matthew is also involved with both diversity and inclusion and pro bono efforts. Within Fried Frank, Matthew previously serves on the Firmwide Diversity Committee. In 2016, The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity selected him as a Fellow. Matthew regularly works on pro bono engagements with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) and Start Small Think Big.

Matthew is recognized by Legal 500 in M&A: Large Deals ($1 billion+) with client sources calling him “top notch” and “extremely responsive, deeply knowledgeable about M&A and…creative in addressing problems.” The publication has also listed him as a “Next Generation Lawyer” since 2017, in recognition of his M&A experience. A frequent speaker and writer, he recently participated in events for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and Thomson Reuters covering topics such as shareholder activism, M&A, and private equity trends. He has co-authored articles published in various publications including Law360, The M&A Lawyer, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. Most recently, Matthew was named a 2022 BTI Consulting Client Service All-Star. 

Professional associations

  • Member, Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Control Contests Committee, New York City Bar Association

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Insights and analysis

Events

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Transaction Advisors’ M&A Strategy Forum

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Harvard Corporate Governance Roundtable 

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Transactions Advisors M&A Conference

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NACD Master Class

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M&A Conference at Fordham Law in New York
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