I am motivated by providing tailored advice to my clients each and every day – one discussion, decision and step at a time – in order to help them pursue their passions and realize their vision over the long-term.
As a member of Lincoln’s Technology, Media & Telecom Group, Matt provides merger, acquisition and capital raising advisory services to companies that sit at the intersection of technology and large industrial markets in the midst of significant disruption.
With over 16 years of middle market advisory experience, Matt has helped many companies, private equity investors, founders and management teams navigate and manage complex decisions regarding their strategic direction, capital needs and liquidity events. He specifically focuses on companies in the industrial software, internet of things (IoT) and energy technology sectors.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Matt spent his entire career at Baird, where he was most recently a Managing Director in San Francisco and helped to establish and build Baird’s technology practice for nearly a decade. Matt previously worked in Baird’s offices in both London and Milwaukee.
Matt holds a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has also earned a Bachelor of Science in both finance and marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Recent Transactions in Technology, Media & Telecom
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Power Factors, a portfolio company of Oaktree Capital Management, has agreed to be sold to Vista Equity Partners
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised SFW Capital Partners on the financing of its acquisition of Captify Technologies
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised the shareholders of DynAdmic on its sale to Smart Adserver, a portfolio company of Capital Croissance
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that ClosingCorp, a portfolio company of Allegro Investments, has agreed to be sold to CoreLogic, a portfolio company of Stone Point Capital and Insight Partners
Lincoln International exclusively advised GreenFlux management and shareholders on the sale to DKV
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that SecuredTouch, a leading cybersecurity vendor focused on bot attack prevention, identity risk and fraud intelligence, has been sold to Ping Identity, a publicly traded company
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Transition Capital Partners (TCP) has sold Hayes Software Systems to Frontline Education
Lincoln International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ayehu Software, a leading no-code intelligent IT automation platform, by Resolve Systems, a pioneer in IT automation and service orchestration
Perspectives featuring Matt Kessler
Fleet, Field and Asset Management Software: Convergence Creates Investment Opportunities
Maintaining equipment, vehicles and other assets while also optimizing performance of employees and the work they do is a daunting task for any organization. To address this challenge, both large… Read More
Bright Spot: The Sun Shines on Solar Energy Investment
Renewable energy generation is a growing priority for countries across the globe. In 2015, 196 parties adopted the Paris Climate Agreement and in 2021 the United Nations Framework Convention on… Read More
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