Recognized as a Top 40 under 40 “Dealmaker” by The M&A Advisor and profiled by the The Wall Street Journal, Mathew J. Saur focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, and other strategic and commercial transactions, including entity formation and structuring, on behalf of funds, family offices, individuals and companies.
Mr. Saur has worked on transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $100 billion.
Mr. Saur has continuously been selected as a strategic advisor throughout his clients’ and their investments’ entire lifecycles–from early-stage and growth financing to late-stage and mature mergers and acquisitions.
In addition, Mr. Saur has counseled numerous clients in commercial transactions, including stadium and arena developments, sponsorships, sports league formations, sports league entries, media-related transactions and licensing agreements.
He has also served as a strategic advisor on several high-stakes litigation cases, including the famed Xerox Corporation suit, in which shareholders Darwin Deason and Carl Icahn sued, and ultimately settled with Xerox Corporation, which led to the takeover of Xerox by the plaintiffs.
Mr. Saur is a sought-after speaker on mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and board counseling. Most recently, Mr. Saur spoke at the University of Notre Dame on the topic of mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Saur is currently teaching a class at the University of Miami Law School on mergers and acquisitions in professional sports.
Since 2015, Mr. Saur has served as a Trustee on the Board of Trustees of Thiel College. He also serves as an Executive Board Member of the Notre Dame Lawyers of New York.
Prior to joining O’Melveny, Mr. Saur was a mergers and acquisitions associate at a top AmLaw 100 firm in New York City.
Mr. Saur earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame Law School and his B.S. and B.A., magna cum laude, from Thiel College, where he played varsity football and was the Student Government President.
- Darwin Deason and Carl Icahn, as two of the three largest shareholders of Xerox Corporation, in Xerox’s proposed sale to Fujifilm Holdings
- Darwin Deason and Carl Icahn in their proxy fight with Xerox
- Darwin Deason in his landmark litigation with Xerox
- International Business Machines in connection with the sale of its microelectronics business to GLOBALFOUNDRIES
- KION Group AG in connection with its acquisition of Dematic from AEA Investors and Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan
- Advised a special committee of the Board of Directors of comScore, Inc. with respect to a campaign launched by activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP
- Multi-billion dollar family office in connection with the acquisition of a mid-cap technology company
- Large cap tech-enabled services company in connection with an activist investor
- Entertainment & Media:
- Scientific Games Corporation in its acquisition of Spice Rack Media, Inc.
- Scientific Games Corporation in its acquisition of Lapis Software Associates, LLC
- Large investment fund on its acquisition of an international media company
- Multi-billion dollar family office on the acquisition and development of a movie production studio
- ICC Industries, as controlling shareholder of Frutarom Industries, on Frutarom’s sale to International Flavors & Fragrances
- Energizer Holdings, Inc. on its acquisition of the global battery and portable
- lighting business of Spectrum Brands, Inc.
- Barclays Capital on Roark Capital Group’s acquisition of Buffalo Wild WingsLarge-cap consumer company in connection with an activist investor
- New York
- University of Notre Dame, J.D., 2014, magna cum laude
- Thiel College, BS, International Business; BA, Business Administration, magna cum laude
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