Matthew R. Bowles

Matthew R. Bowles

Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 5766

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Matt Bowles advises U.S. and multinational companies on mergers, acquisitions, other strategic transactions, and corporate governance.

Matt’s transactional experience includes public company mergers, private acquisitions and dispositions, carve-outs, spin-offs, joint ventures, investments, and complex commercial transactions, often involving unique, interdisciplinary and cross-border issues. He focuses on providing tailored advice and delivering practical solutions to advance the client’s objectives. In addition to negotiating deals, Matt regularly counsels companies and their boards on corporate governance, SEC disclosure, listing requirements, and related compliance matters. He has represented public and private companies in a variety of sectors, including technology, industrials, real estate, aerospace and defense, energy, health care, and professional services.

Matt also engages in pro bono legal clinics in Washington, D.C., and has volunteered with Compass consulting teams to advise nonprofits on strategic alignment projects.

Education and admissions


J.D., George Mason University School of Law, cum laude, 2013

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007


Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Representative experience

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) in its pending, US$5bn all-cash acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD).

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.

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

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.

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

Lockheed Martin Corporation in various transactions, including the purchase of assets from Vector Launch Inc. and Garvey Spacecraft Corporation pursuant to a U.S. Bankruptcy Court-approved sale.

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.

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

Caldic B.V., a Netherlands-based global distributor of life sciences and specialty chemicals, in its acquisition of Brand-Nu Laboratories Inc. and BNL Sciences Ltd.

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.

Fortune 500 life sciences company in its US$250m acquisition of a cardiac medical device company.*

Fortune 500 energy company in its acquisition of a solar power installation company.*

A digital health company in raising multiple rounds of growth equity capital, including a change-in-control transaction.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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