Matt Kratter's M&A, growth capital, and public market transaction activity is focused among the media, marketing, ecommerce, technology, data / information and selected business services industries. He is a core senior member of Canaccord Genuity’s Tech, Media, Marketing and Information Services Group, based in New York, having joined upon the 2019 combination of Canaccord Genuity’s Technology Investment Banking group with Petsky Prunier where he was a senior tenured member for over a decade. Prior to joining CG Petsky Prunier, Matt successfully completed transactions with an aggregate deal value of over $10 billion, including public takeovers, corporate divestitures, and private and structured transactions. At the beginning of his career, Matt was an Analyst in the Media Group (TMT Investment Banking) at Merrill Lynch where he focused on cable television companies during a period of significant consolidation, as well as television and radio broadcasters and other media and entertainment companies. Later as an Associate at cross border-focused M&A firm, Rothschild, and as a Vice President in the M&A Group at Banc of America Securities, a significant focus of his transaction activity and advisory work was for branded consumer goods and retail companies, including notable names such as Luxottica, Energizer and Edgewell Personal Care, Henkel (including for its equity stakes in Ecolab, Clorox, and Dial), DSW, Fender, Lafite-Rothschild, Dean Foods, Hain-Celestial, and Ralcorp. In addition, Matt completed transactions in the automotive parts, steel, utilities, nuclear power, railroad, real estate and funeral home industries, and business services deals including the sale of the publicly-traded shares of Berlitz to Benesse of Japan, and the acquisition by KPMG of certain partnership assets and rights from Arthur Andersen.
Matt is a Management and Technology Program graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, holding two Bachelors degrees: an Applied Science degree in Systems Science & Engineering and an Economics degree with concentrations in Finance and Marketing from the Wharton School.
At CG Petsky Prunier, Matt is responsible for identifying, executing, negotiating and successfully closing transactions for companies with attractive growth business models within our core focus areas of media/digital media, marketing/advertising, ecommerce/consumer & retail, and related technology and services. Matt serves as Vice Chair of Canaccord Genuity’s U.S. Fairness Opinion Review Committee. He has been involved with published research with faculty at Columbia Business School on investment banking fairness opinions.