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 have advised Virtuos and its shareholders on their growth equity transaction with BPEA
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Perforce Software, a portfolio company of Francisco Partners and Clearlake Capital, has agreed to acquire BlazeMeter Continuous Testing (BlazeMeter CT) from Broadcom (NASDAQ: AVGO)
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that OneSpace, a portfolio company of Highland Capital Partners and Lewis & Clark Ventures, has been sold to Ascential plc
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Gen3 Marketing, a portfolio company of Longshore Capital Partners, has been acquired by Comvest Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Computrol, a subsidiary of Armstrong International, has been sold to Creation Technologies, a portfolio company of Lindsay Goldberg
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Kemp Technologies, a portfolio company of Mill Point Capital, will be acquired by Progress Software (NasdaqGS: PRGS)
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that HVR Software, a portfolio company of Level Equity, has been sold to Fivetran, a portfolio company of Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst and ICONIQ Capital in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $700 million
Lincoln International is pleased to have represented the shareholders of Epsilon Global Communications on its sale to KT Corporation and Daishin Private Equity for an enterprise value of $145 million
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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