Matthew Bartus

Matthew Bartus


Palo Alto, California, United States
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Matt is a partner in the Corporate Group of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, an international law firm. His practice focuses on representing emerging growth companies throughout their lifecycle, from start-up through initial and expansion rounds of financing to an acquisition or IPO. His start-up practice involves counseling entrepreneurs on the formation of their companies, equity structures, negotiations with seed and venture capital investors, and employment and intellectual property matters. In addition, he works with management of later-stage private companies and public companies on a broad range of matters including securities offerings, debt financing, corporate governance matters, equity incentive plans, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other strategic transactions. Matt's clients are involved in a broad spectrum of industries, including consumer internet, technology, information systems, life sciences/biotechnology, medical devices, financial services, clean-tech/renewable energy, and software.

Matt also specializes in representing companies in M&A transactions. In his M&A practice, Matt has represented public and private companies in many transaction structures, including private equity transactions, auction contests, cross-border transactions, tender offers, joint ventures, stock and asset purchases, mergers and leveraged buyouts. Matt has also represented investment banks acting as financial advisors and delivering fairness opinions in M&A transactions. During his career, Matt has been involved in M&A transactions having a total value of over $30 billion.

Matt also represents venture capital and other institutional investors in a variety of venture financing, private equity and recapitalization transactions.