Matthew D. Gases

Associate

New York
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Overview

Matthew Gases works with public and private companies on their corporate transactions and corporate governance matters. Utilizing his experience handling corporate transactions through their full life cycle and various securities matters, he provides knowledgeable counsel on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing and securities offerings to his clients across a wide array of industries. Additionally, Matthew advises clients on general corporate and securities laws, as well as best practices for ongoing corporate compliance.

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Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Member of team that served as legal counsel to The E.W. Scripps Company in the $2.65 billion acquisition of ION Media and a related proposed $600 million equity investment by Berkshire Hathaway.
  • Member of team that served as legal counsel to Third Point LLC in an approximately $2.6 billion transaction between Global Blue Group Holding AG and Far Point Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company co-sponsored by an affiliate of Third Point LLC.
Securities
  • Represented placement agent syndicate in connection with bond offering
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Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Member of team that served as legal counsel to The E.W. Scripps Company in the $2.65 billion acquisition of ION Media and a related proposed $600 million equity investment by Berkshire Hathaway.
  • Member of team that served as legal counsel to Third Point LLC in an approximately $2.6 billion transaction between Global Blue Group Holding AG and Far Point Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company co-sponsored by an affiliate of Third Point LLC.
  • Represented News Corp and Dow Jones & Company, Inc. in the acquisition of Investor’s Business Daily from O’Neil Capital Management for $275 million.
  • Member of team that represented a major hospitality company in its acquisition of a privately held vacation resort and timeshare management business, via merger.
  • Represented leading SaaS provider in beauty, wellness and fitness space in acquisition of salon and spa software assets.
Securities
  • Represented Keefe, Bruyette and Woods, an investment banking division of Stifel Nicholas, as lead underwriter of a $100M public bond offering.
  • Represented Keefe, Bruyette and Woods as lead placement agent in connection with a series of “at-the-market” public equity offerings valued between $60M and $100M.
  • Represented placement agent syndicate in connection with bond offering.
  • Represented placement agent syndicate in an At the Market offering.
  • Represented publicly traded specialty chemicals corporation in connection with senior secured credit facility consisting of revolving facility and term loan.
  • Represented outdoor consumer goods distributor in connection with senior secured credit facility consisting of a revolving facility and a term loan.
  • Advised numerous public company clients on SEC reporting requirements, including proxy statements and Form 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and Section 16 filings.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A in New York (2022)
    • Associates to Watch (2022)

Publications

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Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Education

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2014
  • B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 2011