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About Matt

Thoughtful and pragmatic guidance for companies and investors 

Matt Pietruczak represents companies, their founders and their investors in a wide range of important transactions, focusing on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Venture capital investments
  • Growth equity investments

He also serves as outside general counsel to companies from early-stage startups to large privately held companies. Matt works for a variety of investors, including:

  • Venture capital sponsors
  • Private equity sponsors
  • Family offices
  • Startup accelerators
  • Corporate venturing teams

Experience in Action

  • Advising on business transactions and risk for current operations and future growth.
  • Helps companies, founders and investors receive and deploy capital.
  • Helps companies, founders and investors successfully navigate sale/purchase of companies.


Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented manufacturer in $45 million sale to private equity fund.
  • Represented health care company in $14 million acquisition of health care services company.
  • Represented industrial and municipal services contractor in $280 million sale to private equity fund.
  • Represented private equity sponsor in $105 million sale of portfolio company to a private equity sponsor.
  • Represented private equity sponsor in $340 million sale of portfolio company to European public company.

Venture Capital Investments and Financings

  • Regularly represents companies, venture capital sponsors, and family offices in financing transactions, ranging from $500,000 to $200 million.
  • Represented Silicon Valley tech startup in $5.5 million Series B financing round.
  • Represented Midwest-based tech startup in $1 million seed equity financing round.
  • Represented family office as lead investor in a $200 million secondary investment and recapitalization.
  • Represented family office in $1 million investment in Series E round of a global entertainment emerging growth company.
  • Represented publicly traded company as lead investor in $5 million Series A equity financing in security software startup.

Private Placements and Fund Formation

  • Represented real estate investment sponsor in $14 million private placement in connection with $30 million real estate investment.
  • Counseled on the structuring, formation and operation of $600 million private equity buyout fund.

Professional Recognitions

  • Wisconsin Law Journal "Up and Coming Lawyer" (2021)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" (2020-2023: Mergers & Acquisitions)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association, member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, member

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