Matthew Oliver

Partner

Cleveland
T +1.216.861.7817
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Overview

Matt Oliver focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance and corporate governance. Matt assists publicly held and private companies as well as private equity clients in all stages and forms of mergers and acquisitions by preparing, reviewing and negotiating transaction documents and managing purchaser and seller legal due diligence. He also counsels clients in connection with general commercial arrangements and significant business changes and events such as change of control transactions.

Matt's securities practice includes drafting and reviewing registration statements, proxy statements and other periodic reports. He regularly advises on disclosure matters and on the impact of developments in exchange rules and regulatory initiatives affecting governance of public companies. Matt also has significant experience advising on capital raising activities for early stage and emerging companies as well as public companies.

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  • Represented a NYSE-listed manufacturer of advanced aerospace components in numerous acquisitions and divestitures in the aerospace, defense and transportation industries.
  • Represented a NASDAQ-listed welding products and systems company in numerous acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Represented private equity clients in the acquisition and divestment of portfolio companies in a variety of industries, including insurance, software, food, manufacturing and business services.
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Experience

  • Represented a NYSE-listed manufacturer of advanced aerospace components in numerous acquisitions and divestitures in the aerospace, defense and transportation industries.
  • Represented a NASDAQ-listed welding products and systems company in numerous acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Represented private equity clients in the acquisition and divestment of portfolio companies in a variety of industries, including insurance, software, food, manufacturing and business services.
  • Represented an international restaurant holding company in its initial public offering and listing on NASDAQ and several secondary offerings.
  • Represented an emerging over-the-counter cold, cough and mouthwash products company in multiple rounds of venture financing, as well as a strategic reorganization and day-to-day business issues.
  • Represented Sandusky Newspapers Inc. in the sale of its 10-station Radio Division to Hubbard Radio.
  • Represented several nonprofit institutions in the acquisition of, or affiliation with, similar institutions.
  • Representing a NYSE-listed electric utility and natural gas provider in multiple private placements of senior notes, a syndicated senior credit facility and short-term lines of credit.
  • Represented a national developer, owner and operator of gaming and entertainment facilities in connection with its syndicated senior secured credit facilities.
  • Assisted in several representations as company or special committee counsel in going-private transactions for public companies.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

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Admissions

  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 2008; cum laude; Associate Editor, Ohio State Law Journal
  • B.S., The Ohio State University, 2005, with honors, summa cum laude, Fisher College of Business Honors Business Cohort Program, 2004 Pace Setter Award Winner