Matthew R. Bowles | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Matthew R. Bowles

Counsel Corporate & Finance

Bowles Matthew

Matthew R. Bowles
Bowles Matthew
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Matt Bowles advises U.S. and multinational companies on mergers, acquisitions and general corporate matters.

Matt is a trusted advisor to companies and their boards in negotiating and executing complex strategic deals, including public company mergers, private acquisitions, dispositions, carve-outs, spin-offs, joint ventures, investments, and commercial transactions, often involving unique technical, regulatory and cross-border issues. Matt also regularly counsels clients on corporate governance, SEC disclosure, and general corporate matters. His deal-making experience covers a broad range of sectors, including industrials, real estate, aerospace and defense, technology, energy, health care, and professional services.

Representative experience

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) in its sale to affiliates of Blackstone Inc. (NYSE: BX), valued at US$10bn including assumption of debt.

Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE: KRG) in its merger with Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE: RPAI), creating a combined enterprise value of approximately US$7.5bn.

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) in its merger with Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY) for stock and cash valued at US$8.2bn.

PPG Industries, Inc. in various transactions, including its acquisition of coatings manufacturer Texstars LLC and the sale of U.S. fiber glass operations to Japan-based Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd.

Lockheed Martin Corporation in various transactions, including its terminated US$4.4bn acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD).

Laboratory Corporation of America in its acquisition of the Vectra testing business from Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc.

Caldic B.V., a Netherlands-based distributor of specialty chemicals, in multiple acquisitions, including Brand-Nu Laboratories Inc., BNL Sciences Ltd., and Concentrated Active Ingredients & Flavors.

Charles River Associates, a global consulting firm, in its acquisition of bioStrategies Group, Inc.

General Electric Company in various asset sales and strategic transactions, including its sale of Trade Payables Services, a leading supply chain financing platform, to MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Evercore Group, as financial advisor to STORE Capital Corporation (NYSE: STOR), in connection with STOR’s pending US$14bn sale to affiliates of GIC Real Estate and Oak Street Real Estate Capital.

RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE: RLJ) in its stock-for-stock merger with FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH), creating a combined enterprise value of US$7bn.

BWX Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of Cunico Corporation, a US corporation, and Dynamic Controls Limited, a UK private company.

A global aerospace company in its purchase of satellite technologies from a debtor-in-possession pursuant to a U.S. Bankruptcy Court-approved sale.

Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) in its US$104m acquisition of Artilium plc (AIM: ARTA), pursuant to a U.K.-court sanctioned scheme of arrangement.

WSP Global Inc. (TSX: WSP), a Canada-based professional services firm, in its acquisition of Ecology and Environment Inc. (NASDAQ: EEI).

Special Committee of Board of Directors of Carey Watermark Investors Inc. in its US$4.6bn stock-for-stock merger with Carey Watermark Investors 2 Inc. and related internalization transaction.

Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PKY) in its US$2bn stock-for-stock merger with Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE: CUZ), followed by a US$1bn spin-off of a new publicly traded company.

First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE: FPO) in a confidential sales process, resulting in the sale of the company to Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE: GOV) for US$1.4bn in cash.

A technology company in its acquisition of a government cloud services business from VMware, Inc., a leading provider of cloud computing and virtualization technology.

A U.S.-based data center REIT in its acquisition of two operating data centers in the Netherlands.


  • J.D., George Mason University School of Law, cum laude, 2013
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina


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