Matt Owens advises clients on all aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, from providing initial structuring and strategic advice, to drafting and negotiating all transaction documents. Mr. Owens has particular experience in healthcare transactions, and he also frequently represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies. Mr. Owens also counsels publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as boards of directors, on various corporate and commercial matters, including corporate governance, compliance and risk management matters.

Mr. Owens' clients operate in various industries, but he has particular experience in the healthcare, government contracting and technology services industries. In the healthcare industry he has represented various clients in acquisitions and dispositions of, investments in, and joint ventures with respect to, diagnostic imaging providers, physician practices, surgery centers, medical groups and various other healthcare entities. In the government contracting and technology services industries, Mr. Owens has completed numerous acquisitions and dispositions for both private equity funds and strategic buyers.

Mr. Owens serves as ongoing corporate counsel for multiple pro bono clients of the firm, advising on various corporate governance and commercial issues.

Mr. Owens is a 2001 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a member of the Georgetown Law Journal.

Experience

  • Private equity fund DC Capital Partners and its portfolio companies, including:
    • Integrated Mission Solutions in connection with its acquisition of Kaseman, Sallyport Holdings and, together with a US$396.9 million tender offer, Michael Baker Corporation.    
    • Michael Baker Corporation in its US$350 million senior notes issuance in connection with the acquisition of Michael Baker Corporation; and subsequent US$150 million senior PIK toggle notes offering.
    • Strategic Intelligence Group and its affiliates in connection with acquisitions of Cipher Systems, Catapult Technology and Computer Security Solutions.
    • National Interest Security Company (NISC), in the formation of NISC and several growth acquisitions, as well as the subsequent sale of NISC to IBM.
    • DFI International in its sale of DFI Corporate Services to The Avascent Group and its sale of DFI International and DFI Government Services to Detica Group plc.

Recognition

The Legal 500 US
"Next Generation Lawyer" – M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Middle Market (sub-$500m) (2017)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2001, cum laude
  • BSM, Marketing and Finance, Tulane University, 1998, summa cum laude
Admissions
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
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