Matt Jacobson, a partner in Ropes & Gray’s mergers & acquisitions practice, has more than 20 years of experience advising some of the world’s leading companies and funds in connection with mergers & acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, financings and capital markets transactions. He also advises public companies on governance and shareholder engagement issues.
Matt is known for his versatile skill set and depth of knowledge in steering complex cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions, corporate divestitures and spin-offs. Matt also has extensive experience in the technology, life sciences, automotive and energy sectors.
Previously, Matt served as corporate counsel for Hewlett-Packard Company for five years, where he advised on a range of mergers & acquisitions, investment and joint venture transactions, including HP’s merger with Compaq. He was also responsible for various securities and corporate governance matters.
Throughout his career, Matt has demonstrated the skills, strategic thinking and deep understanding of his clients’ industries and businesses that have made him a highly sought-after advisor to many leading companies and investors doing business globally. He is a recognized thought leader, speaking regularly at industry forums, and has been ranked by the Legal 500 U.S. (2015 and 2016) in the M&A/Corporate and Commercial category for M&A – Middle Market, and was nominated as an Acritas Star in 2018.