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Matthew Kovacich

Matthew J. Kovacich

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Matthew Kovacich

Matthew J. Kovacich is a shareholder in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. His practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, private equity, venture capital and strategic commercial relationships for numerous public and private companies in various industries.

In addition to his mergers and acquisitions practice, Matt advises clients on a variety of corporate governance matters and commercial contracting matters, which include drafting and negotiating, among others, customer, supply, license, consulting and other service agreements. Matt also advises clients on all stages of a business, from formation, financing and capitalization to exit strategies.


Representative Experience

Represented private equity owned technology company in its acquisition of numerous software and data companies (transactions not public)

Represented private equity firm in its acquisitions of chocolate and snack foods companies, including in connection with debt and equity financings and post-closing arrangements with management (transactions not public)

Represented ESOP owned software company in its sale to a private equity owned software company (transaction not public)

Represented Jason Group Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in the sale of its Fiber Solutions segment to Motus Integrated Technologies (Holland, Michigan) for approximately $85 million  

Represented Jason Group Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in the sale of its Metalex business to UPG Enterprises LLC (Oak Brook, Illinois) for approximately $5 million

Represented Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE: JCI) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its sale of a portion of its Distributed Energy Storage business to Con Edison (NYSE: ED) (New York, New York)

Represented global privately-held manufacturing company ($500M+ revenue) in a joint venture for the development of a new product line (transaction not public)

Represented privately-held construction company ($500M+ revenue) in its acquisition of intellectual property assets from a Japanese public company (transaction not public)

Represented privately-held hospitality company in restructuring and equity sale to investors (transaction not public)

Represented privately-held marketing and printing company in its acquisition of sales, marketing and printing companies (transactions not public)

Represented Infinity Healthcare (NYSE: EVHC) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in the sale of its business to EmCare, Inc. (Dallas, Texas)

Represented ARI Network Services (d/b/a LeadVenture) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its sale to True Wind Capital (San Francisco, California) for $140 million

Represented Fortune 100 company in connection with the divestiture of substantial divisions to a private equity buyer (transaction not public)

Represented management employees in connection with rollover investment, equity incentive compensation and employment agreements in connection with sale of company to private equity buyer (transaction not public)

Admitted To Practice


Professional Associations

American Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin


First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin – Board of Directors, Development Committee

Holton Youth & Family Center, Inc. – Board of Directors, Secretary and Legal Counsel

Bowdoin College – Interview Committee Chair for State of Wisconsin

Bowdoin College Hockey Career Mentoring Program – Mentor

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee – Mentor


Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Wisconsin Rising Star (2018)

Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Corporate Law, 2022 - present)


Atrium Baccalaureus, Bowdoin College

Juris Doctor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, summa cum laude, (Board of Editors, Hamline Law Review)

833 East Michigan Street
Suite 1800
Milwaukee, WI

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