Matt Galo counsels private companies and their founders, investors and management teams in all aspects of their corporate activities, including formation and governance issues, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, business counseling and negotiations, management issues, restructurings and transition. He serves as leader of our firm's Private Companies client service group.
In addition, Mr. Galo represents bank holding companies and other financial institutions in their mergers and acquisitions, including FDIC-assisted acquisitions of failed banks, as well as regulatory, corporate and governance matters.
Mr. Galo has broad experience in business combinations involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private offerings, private equity and venture capital investment, recapitalizations and other transactions. His work was recently recognized by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report U.S. 2010, for achievement in M&A in representing online media start-up EveryBlock LLC in its acquisition by MSNBC.com. He works with companies across a variety of industries, including:
Banking and financial services, including mortgage banking, asset management and premium finance
Food and beverage products and ingredients
Consumer and commercial products and manufacturing
Media and consulting
Nanotechnology and life sciences
In addition, he represents a number of U.S. subsidiaries of foreign-owned parent companies, and he has represented foreign investors in structuring and negotiating their U.S. private equity investments.