Managing DirectorDallas Mergers & Acquisitions Energy, Power & Infrastructure | Technology, Media & Telecom firstname.lastname@example.org +1 (214) 396-2368
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 advised toob in raising £300m of capital to support its network expansion
Lincoln International advised ECA International in its investment from Pelican Capital
Lincoln International advised Orienta Capital Partners in the acquisition of Contrader
Lincoln International advised Groupe Berto on the sale of Simpliciti to Omnes
Lincoln International advised Turn/River Capital on the sale of Trakstar to Mitratech, a portfolio company of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Lincoln International advised SMP in its sale to Eraneos, a portfolio company of Deutsche Private Equity
Lincoln International advised Ericom Software, a leading provider of Zero Trust Cloud Security Solutions, on its sale to Cradlepoint, a U.S. subsidiary of Ericsson
Lincoln International advised Ardian in its acquisition of a stake in Mimacom Flowable Group from private shareholders and management
Perspectives featuring Matt Kessler
Sustainable Energy Investment Trends: Insight from Private Equity
As stakeholder priorities on environmental, social and governance (ESG) continue to crystallize at a rapid pace, investors are often allocating capital aligned with sustainable energy efforts to incorporate more environmental… Read More
Looking to Europe for Insight on the Increasing Criticality of ESG in Investing
As enthusiasm for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment continues to rise, businesses and institutional investors are shifting focus to maximize the impact of purpose-driven investments and take advantage of… Read More
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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