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 SiteLock, a portfolio company of Abry Partners, has been sold to Sectigo, a portfolio company of GI Partners
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised CAPZA on the financing of its acquisition of Eidosmedia
Lincoln International advised Alphalink founders and BNP Paribas Développement, a minority shareholder, on securing senior and mezzanine facilities
Lincoln International is pleased to announce the completion of a $112 million Series C financing by Wasabi, a leading pure-play provider of cloud object storage
Lincoln International has exclusively advised GO Green's management and shareholders in raising growth capital from Opportunity Partners
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that SMTC Corporation (NASDAQ: SMTX) has been taken private by H.I.G. Capital
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Cegid has acquired ACA, innovative provider of SaaS solutions
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised Kerv, a portfolio company of LDC, in raising growth debt financing
Perspectives featuring Matt Kessler
Bright Spot: The Sun Shines on Solar Energy Investment
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