Matthew Meyers is a trusted adviser to public and private companies engaged in significant mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Experienced in complex transactions and securities matters, he has recently represented clients in a $200 million IPO, the acquisition and sale of businesses valued from less than $20 million to more than $1 billion, and the issuance of over $20 billion in senior debt. In addition, Matt counsels issuers and investors on compliance with federal securities laws, and boards and individual directors in corporate governance matters. He also co-leads Faegre Drinker's corporate group.

Corporate and Securities

Strategic buyers, private equity concerns and their portfolio companies seek Matt’s guidance in merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions and strategic initiatives. He also has extensive experience advising IPO-stage and seasoned public companies on capital markets transactions, as well as reporting and disclosure matters related to federal securities laws and NYSE and NASDAQ regulations. 

Matt is active in the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), a global network of senior-level dealmakers. He was a member of the inaugural class of ACG University, an in-depth educational and networking program for M&A professionals, and more recently he has served on the faculty.

Representative Experience

  • Hamilton Lane Incorporated (NASDAQ: HLNE), an alternative investment management firm, in its $200 million initial public offering, multiple follow-on offerings and in ongoing public company compliance and corporate governance matters, as well as strategic investments and joint ventures.
  • Primo Water Corporation (NYSE: PRMW) with respect to M&A, capital markets, federal securities law compliance, and strategic and corporate governance matters. In particular, Matt recently has advised Primo, formerly known as Cott Corporation, on acquisition and divestiture transactions ranging from under $50 million to over $1 billion, which have involved, among other things, acquisitions of public targets, carve-out divestitures, the restructuring of a global credit facility, private placements, public offerings and redemptions of debt and equity securities, and extensive international tax structuring.
  • A truck leasing and rental company in M&A and joint venture matters, and in the issuance of approximately $10 billion of senior debt in a series of Rule 144A offerings.
  • A private equity fund focusing on the transportation sector and its portfolio companies in acquisition and divestiture transactions and other strategic initiatives.
  • A number of registered investment advisers in investment company acquisitions and other strategic transactions.
  • Several family offices in acquisitions, divestitures and investment transactions.
  • The owners of a leading provider of gear-drive systems for the industrial and military marine sectors in the $200 million sale of that business.
  • A facilities maintenance provider in a $70 million tuck-in acquisition, including negotiation of a complex earn-out structure.
  • The initial public offering of a medical device company focusing on spine surgery.
  • Federal securities law compliance and general corporate matters for a NASDAQ-listed alternative energy company.
  • U.S. securities law compliance for a dual-listed (NASDAQ and TSX) Canadian medical device manufacturer, including in connection with a going-private transaction.

Related Industries


Bar Admissions



University of Virginia School of Law
J.D. Virginia Tax Review, Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal (2006)

University of Virginia
B.A. (2001)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Represented a nonprofit Philadelphia children’s services organization in its merger with another local children’s charity

Professional Associations

  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • ACG University, Faculty Member

Firm Leadership

  • Co-leader, Corporate Group 
  • Deputy Co-leader, Corporate Group, 2020-21
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP — Vice Chair, Corporate and Securities Group, 2017-20


  • Chambers USA — Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, 2023
  • Chambers USA — Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, “Up and Coming” Lawyer, 2021-22
  • The Legal Intelligencer — Most Effective Dealmaker, 2021
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