Maciej (Matt) Pietruczak, Associate

Biography

Matt is a member of the firm's Business Law Practice Group. He represents companies and their investors in a wide range of important transactions, including private equity, venture capital, growth equity, and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Matt also serves as outside general counsel to companies from early stage startups to large privately held companies. He works with companies from formation to exit, and with private equity sponsors, including leveraged buyout funds and venture capital funds, corporate venturing funds/departments, and family offices in both minority and control investments.

Some of his recent transactions include:

Venture Capital Investments & Financings

  • Represented subsidiary of a public company as lead investor in a $20 million Series F investment in Silicon Valley tele-pharmaceutical emerging growth company.
  • Represented lead investor (corporate venture) in $3 million convertible note round investment.
  • Represented investor (corporate venture) in $2 million investment in Series B financing round of Silicon Valley robotics emerging growth company.
  • Represented medical foundation in connection with investment in venture capital fund.
  • Represented emerging growth company in capital restructuring and $2.4 million Series A financing.
  • Represented California-based emerging growth company in $5.5 million Series B financing.
  • Represented subsidiary of a public company in $2 million convertible note investment in Silicon Valley robotics emerging growth company.
  • Represented venture capital investor in $1.5 million Series Seed round in software analytics emerging growth company.
  • Represented California-based emerging growth company in $1.5 million convertible note bridge financing round.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented private equity sponsor in $105 million sale of portfolio company to a private equity sponsor (merger).
  • Represented subsidiary of public company in $16 million strategic acquisition (stock purchase).
  • Represented private equity sponsor in $340 million sale of portfolio company to European public company (merger).
  • Represented private equity sponsor portfolio company in $20 million add-on acquisition (stock purchase).
  • Represented private equity sponsor in $150 million acquisition of platform portfolio company (equity purchase).
  • Represented buyer in $2 million strategic acquisition (asset purchase).
  • Represented buyer in $16.5 million strategic acquisition of packaging/ manufacturing company (asset purchase).
  • Represented subsidiary of public company in $4 million strategic acquisition (equity purchase).
  • Represented public company in $2 million acquisition of rotational mold company (asset purchase).
  • Represented public company in $5 million acquisition of multi-purpose engine manufacturer (stock purchase).
  • Represented subsidiary of public company in $33 million acquisition of pharmaceutical management software company from private equity fund (equity purchase).

Private Placements and Fund Formation

  • Represented real estate investment sponsor in $14 million private placement in connection with $30 million real estate investment.
  • Represented real estate investment sponsor in $4.6 million private placement in connection with $11 million real estate investment.
  • Represented real estate investment sponsor in $8.1 million private placement in connection with $20 million real estate investment.
  • Represented real estate investment sponsor in $5 million private placement in connection with $12.5 million real estate investment.
  • Structuring, formation and operation of $60 million venture capital fund.
  • Structuring, formation and operation of $6 million venture capital fund.
  • Structuring, formation and operation of $600 million private equity buyout fund.
  • Structuring, formation and operation of $50 million private equity buyout fund.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude)
    • Dean's Academic Achievement Award
    • Judicial Intern to Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as a "Up and Coming Lawyer" by Wisconsin Law Journal, 2021
  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars (2020, 2021: Mergers & Acquisitions)

Languages

  • French
  • Polish
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