Matt Byron focuses his strategic M&A practice on representing public and private companies as well as private equity sponsors in a broad range of industries, including life sciences, technology, consumer brands, infrastructure and financial services. Matt has led recent transactions for Johnson & Johnson, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Toast, Ginkgo Bioworks, EMCOR, Heidelberg Materials, Planet Fitness, and TSG Consumer Partners.


Notable experience in strategic M&A:

  • Represented Vertex Pharmaceuticals in connection with the acquisition of a novel GPCR-targeted program from Septerna.
  • Represented Johnson & Johnson in connection with numerous acquisitions and divestitures of pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics businesses.
  • Represented Toast Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Delphi Technologies, a restaurant hardware and software business.
  • Represented Ginkgo Bioworks in connection with numerous life sciences investments and acquisitions, including FGen, Altar, Circularis, Metabiota, Bitome, Zymergen and a carve-out transaction from Bayer AG.
  • Represented EMCOR Group in connection with various infrastructure and contracting acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, including B&K Industries, Quebe, Repcon Strickland and numerous others.
  • Represented Heidelberg Materials in connection with the acquisition of The SEFA Group, Inc., the largest recycler of fly ash sold for use in concrete products in the United States
  • Represented a leading technology and electronics manufacturing company in connection with certain technology-related M&A transactions.
  • Represented Samsonite in connection with acquisitions and divestitures of consumer branded businesses.
  • Represented Planet Fitness in connection with its sale to TSG Consumer Partners and its eventual IPO.
  • Represented Performance Health, a portfolio company of Gridiron Capital, in connection with its sale to Patterson Medical.

Notable experience in private equity transactions:

  • Represented TSG Consumer Partners in connection with numerous consumer brand investments, acquisitions and divestitures, including Prive Reveaux, REVOLVE, Paige Denim, thinkThin, Raybern Foods and Kenra Hair.
  • Represented TPG Capital in connection with large cap investments and restructuring transactions.
  • Represented KarpReilly, Gridiron Capital, HIG Capital and other mid-market private equity firms and their portfolio companies in connection with transactions across all industries.

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