Matthew J. Richards
Matt Richards is a partner in the firm’s private equity transactions group in the Chicago office. Matt advises private equity funds, their portfolio companies, other private and public companies, venture investors, and family offices on a variety of complex acquisition, sale, financing, and restructuring transactions. He regularly works on large-cap and middle-market leveraged acquisitions, growth equity and venture financing transactions, going-private transactions, sales and other dispositions, and strategic acquisitions. He also has experience in senior and subordinated debt financing, high yield offerings, private placements of debt securities, and restructuring transactions. He routinely counsels clients on management compensation and equity arrangements, corporate governance, compliance matters, and joint ventures.
Matt has represented companies and investors in transactions in a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, life sciences, software, business services, consumer products, manufacturing, and distribution. He has strong experience in transactions involving financial services, including transactions involving broker-dealers, insurance brokers, advisers to registered and unregistered funds, and other asset managers.