Matt Costigan is a corporate partner in Winston & Strawn’s Chicago office who concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, securities issuances, and corporate governance.
Mr. Costigan represents acquiring and acquired companies in both public and private acquisitions, cross-border transactions, joint ventures, and equity investments. In addition, he represents private equity and venture capital funds with respect to portfolio investments and buyout transactions and represents issuers and investment banks in a variety of finance transactions.
His experience includes representing Motorola Solutions, Inc. and Motorola Mobility, Inc. in a variety of consummated acquisitions, divestitures, equity investments, public securities offerings, and venture capital financings, including Motorola’s:
- $1.2 billion divestiture of its network infrastructure equipment group;
- $3.9 billion acquisition of publicly held Symbol Technologies;
- $1.4 billion public offering of senior notes;
- $300 million investment in Clearwire Corporation;
- $140 million acquisition of publicly held Terayon Communications; and
- $1.6 billion divestiture of its semiconductor chip group.
In addition to Motorola Solutions and Motorola Mobility, his representative clients include Beam Inc., The Jordan Company, Arbor Investments, Nuveen Investments, Inc., CME Group, Inc./The New York Mercantile Exchange, and Lincoln International LLC, and representative transactions include:
- $605 million acquisition by Beam Inc. of its Pinnacle vodka and Calico Jack rum brands;
- $6.3 billion acquisition of publicly held Nuveen Investments by a group of private investors led by Madison Dearborn Capital Partners; and
- establishment by CME Group, in a joint venture with a consortium of brokers and Wall Street investment banks, of a new futures exchange called the Green Exchange.
Mr. Costigan received a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University in 1992 and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1998, where he served as senior articles editor for the Northwestern Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.