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Matt Finan represents strategic and financial investors in M&A transactions and other corporate matters. He represents clients from a diverse range of industries in domestic and cross-border deals and also advises on day-to-day legal matters, corporate governance issues, and other transactional concerns.

Matt provides clients a unique perspective by synthesizing legal analysis with his business background. Prior to attending law school he worked at a global public accounting firm where he performed audit and consulting services for clients that included multiple Fortune 500 companies. Matt is a California Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) charterholder.


  • JTC to acquire NES Financial for up to $116 millionJones Day is advising JTC PLC in the acquisition of NES Financial, a technology-enabled provider of specialist fund administration and treasury services recognized on the San Francisco Business Times top Bay Area fintech list, for up to $116 million.
  • Orange invests in YouverifyJones Day advised Orange in its $1.5 million investment in Youverify, an automater of identity and background verification processes, primarily serving financial and telecommunication service providers.
  • Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma acquires late stage biopharma companies and forms alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd. worth $3 billionJones Day advised Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. ("Sumitomo") in an acquisition of late stage biopharma companies and formation of alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd.
  • Synaptics to divest LCD TDDI business to Hua Capital for $120 millionJones Day is advising Synaptics Incorporated in its $120 million divestiture of its Asia-based mobile LCD TDDI Business to a special purpose entity backed by Hua-Capital Cayman, L.P.
  • ABB sells Intelligent Mining Solutions (IMS) to DatamineJones Day advised ABB Ltd. in the sale of its Intelligent Mining Solutions (IMS) business to Datamine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Constellation Software.
  • Stedical Scientific acquires PermeaDerm, Inc.Jones Day advised Stedical Scientific in its acquisition of PermeaDerm, Inc.
  • Novastar participates in $7 million Series A investment in Metro Africa XpressJones Day represented Novastar Ventures Limited in connection with the purchase by funds under its management of $7 million of Series A Preferred Stock in a private placement by Metro Africa Xpress, Inc., a Nigerian technology company that facilitates motorcycle ride-share and delivery services in Nigeria, with plans to expand to ten additional cities in West Africa.
  • Novastar invests in mPharmaJones Day represented Novastar Ventures Limited in connection with the purchase by a fund under its management of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock of mPharma through a private placement and secondary share purchase.
  • QuickLogic acquires SensiML CorporationJones Day advised QuickLogic Corporation, a developer of ultra-low power multi-core voice-enabled SoCs, embedded FPGA IP, and Endpoint AI solutions, in its acquisition of SensiML Corporation.
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