Matthew Kratter's background combines media, marketing, consumer, and technology industry and M&A expertise. Matt joined Canaccord Genuity through the acquisition of Petsky Prunier Matt has 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.
Matt takes great pride in identifying, executing, negotiating and successfully closing transactions for companies with attractive business models within our core focus areas of media/digital media, marketing/advertising, ecommerce/consumer & retail, and related technology.
Matt is responsible for staffing of the Firm’s Directors and Vice Presidents. He holds a General Securities Principal registration with FINRA (Series 24). Matt has collaborated with faculty at Columbia University Business School on research involving Investment Banking Fairness Opinions.