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Partner - Matthew J. Monteith

Matthew J. Monteith

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Matthew Monteith is a partner in the firm's Business and Finance Practice Group, where he has a broad transactional practice. He represents venture capital and private equity firms in connection with portfolio company investments, acquisitions and dispositions and other debt and equity financings. Matt regularly helps to form, finance and advise high-growth companies in the software, mobile application, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, cybersecurity, consumer products and financial services industries through all stages of their growth.

Matt also represents commercial banks, mezzanine lenders, other senior and junior lending institutions, as well as corporate borrowers, in connection with complex commercial finance transactions including term and revolving credit facilities, asset-based financings, acquisition and equipment financings and mezzanine debt transactions.

Prior to joining Shipman & Goodwin, Matt spent a year at Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, the State of Connecticut's venture capital fund focused on technology investing and innovation, where he assisted in structuring, negotiating and closing portfolio company investments.

Matt is a frequent presenter on issues relating to entity formation, convertible debt, preferred equity investment and commercial lending. He has been listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer “Rising Star” each year since 2013.

Distinctions

  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star®: Business/Corporate (2013-2019)
  • New Leader in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune (2019)
  • CALI Excellence Awards for Class Performance in First Year Legal Writing and Second Year Legal Writing
  • Moot Court Board: Associate Chief Justice
  • Sports and Entertainment Law Society: President
     

Professional Affiliations

  • Crossroads Venture Group: Board Member, Hartford Chapter
  • BioCT
  • ABCT (Accelerator for Biosciences in CT): Venture Advisor
  • H.Y.P.E. (Hartford Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs)
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Vista Life Innovations: Member, Board of Directors; Finance & Investment Committee
  • Fred D. Wish School Volunteer Tutor Program

Experience

$52 Million Syndicated Credit Facility Closing
Unique Renewable Energy Financing to Fund New CT Solar Lease Program
Mezzanine Financing
Strategic Investment and Merger for CyVek, Inc.
Tax Credit Film Financing of the Motion Picture entitled "Broken City"
Pre-Development Financing of the Motion Picture entitled "Sin City 2"
Acquisition of a $10 Million Mezzanine Loan Indirectly Secured by Properties in the New York Metropolitan Area
Represented biotech company in $2.5 million Series Seed financing
Represented global sampling and data collection company in multiple acquisitions of market research and data sampling companies
Represented leading venture capital firm in $1.5 million venture debt financing of leading company in autonomous maritime surveillance
Represented leading mezzanine investor in $5.5 million senior subordinated debt investment and $2.5 million preferred equity investment in defense and railroad manufacturing company
Represented numerous software, technology and life sciences companies in connection with formation and general corporate matters
Represented biotech company in $3 million Series A financing
Represented leading venture capital firm in $5 million Series B financing of global digital heath technology company
Represented leading venture capital firm in $6 million Series B financing of global AI-based heath technology compan
Represented leading venture capital firm in $3 million convertible debt financing of cyber security company
Represented leading mezzanine investor in $7.5 million senior subordinated debt investment and $2.5 million preferred equity investment in aerospace and life support company
Represented biotech company in $15 million Series A financing
Represented leading global commercial bank in $450 million loan facility to global manufacturer of engineered products
Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures
Acquisition of Life Sciences Research Company
Acquisition of Telecommunications Company Based in the Midwest
Sale by Way of Merger of Leading Sampling and Data Collection Company
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