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Matthew B. Goodman

Partner

Matthew B. Goodman

Partner
New York +1-212-558-4995 +1-212-558-4995 +1-212-558-3588 +1-212-558-3588
[email protected]

Matthew Goodman is a member of S&C’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group and a resident of the Firm’s New York office. He has extensive experience representing clients across industries in domestic and international M&A and private equity transactions, including joint ventures, stock purchases and asset acquisitions. Matt also regularly advises on corporate governance matters. Matt has been recognized as a “Cannabis Law Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal in 2022 and a “Rising Star in M&A” by The Deal in 2020.



SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • BCE Inc. in its $577 million acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of GLENTEL
  • Collectors Universe in its acquisition of Card Ladder
  • Ron Shaich’s Act III Holdings in the equity financing of PAR Technology Corporation’s $500 million acquisition of Punchh
  • Symbotic in several transactions, including its:
    • $5.5 billion merger with SVF Investment Corp. 3, a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Softbank Investment Advisers
    • arrangement with Walmart to reimagine Walmart’s regional distribution network through Symbotic’s high tech systems


Consumer & Retail

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev in several transactions, including its:
    • divestiture of Craft Brew Alliance’s Kona Brewing operations in Hawaii to PV Brewing Partners
    • agreement with Starbucks to produce, bottle, distribute and market the first Teavana Ready-to-Drink tea in the U.S.
    • subsidiary Ambev’s $350 million acquisition of brands for the Canadian and other markets from the Mark Anthony Group
    • $600 million sale of a brewery operation from subsidiary Grupo Modelo to Constellation Brands
    • $20.1 billion acquisition of the remaining stake it did not already own in Grupo Modelo
  • Collectors Holdings in raising $100 million in new funding at a $4.3 billion valuation
  • Cronos Group in several transactions, including its:
    • $110 million purchase of an option to acquire a 10.5% ownership stake in PharmaCann
    • agreement with Kristen Bell in the launch of Happy Dance™, a line of Premium CBD Skincare
    • $1.8 billion sale of a minority stake to Altria Group
    • $300 million acquisition of four of Redwood Holding Group’s operating subsidiaries
  • GGP in its $28 billion acquisition by Brookfield Property Partners
  • Investor group led by entrepreneur and sports card collector Nat Turner, D1 Capital Partners and Cohen Private Ventures in its $853 million acquisition of Collectors Universe
  • ZF Friedrichshafen in its $12.4 billion acquisition of TRW Automotive Holdings


Healthcare & Life Sciences

  • Colson Associates in the sale of its majority interest in the Colson Medical Companies to Marmon Holdings, a Berkshire Hathaway company
  • Stryker Corporation in its $2.8 billion acquisition of Sage Products from Madison Dearborn Partners
  • UnitedHealth Group in its subsidiary OptumRx’s $12 billion combination with Catamaran Corporation

Financial Services
  • IntercontinentalExchange in its $8.2 billion acquisition of NYSE Euronext
  • Swiss Re Life Capital, a wholly-owned unit of Swiss Re AG, in the $900 million sale of the U.S. portion of Swiss Re’s Admin Re division, consisting of Reassure America Life Insurance Company and related subsidiaries, to Jackson National Life Insurance Company, a unit of Prudential
  • Wells Fargo Bank in its acquisition of the North American reserved-based and related diversified energy lending business of BNP Paribas
  • Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Centerview Partners and Perella Weinberg Partners as financial advisers in several significant transactions

Professional Activities
Matt is a member of the Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Control Contests Committee of the New York City Bar Association, the Leadership Council of Lawyers for Children and the Wine, Beer, and Spirits Law Committee of the NYSBA Business Law Section. He frequently participates in conferences and speaking engagements, including discussing his career at S&C in The Deal’s “Drinks With the Deal” podcast; guiding a roundtable discussion on diligence at the TechGC M&A Conference; and speaking on earn-outs and fiduciary duties at PLI’s Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2019. He also regularly contributes to thought leadership in the M&A and corporate governance space.


Speaking Engagements
  • ​"Working Backwards: Incorporating Diligence in your Day-to-Day," TechGC M&A Conference 2022 (March 2022)