Matthew Gardella

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC

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Boston 02110 MA US

Matthew J. Gardella represents publicly traded companies and companies on their way to an IPO, especially in capital-raising transactions and mergers and acquisitions. He handles IPOs, private placements, follow-on offerings, and debt offerings for companies whose business depends on well-executed access to the capital markets.

With respect to M&A, he regularly advises companies and their board of directors on both buy and sell-side M&A and other strategic transactions. In addition, Matt counsels public companies on strategy and business-related matters, corporate governance, SEC reporting, and matters affecting officers and directors.

He has served as outside general counsel for publicly traded clients in a broad range of industries, especially life sciences, technology, and media / telecommunications.


  • Mergers & Acquisitions :
    • Synlogic, Inc. in its merger with Mirna Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIRN)
    • Molecular Templates, Inc. in its merger with Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: THLD)
    • Atlantic Tele-Network (NASDAQ: ATNI) in its $145 million acquisition of Innovative Group
    • Essilor International SA in its $270 million acquisition of Costa Inc. (NASDAQ: ATX)
    • FGX International in its acquisition of Stylemark
    • ABRY Partners, a private equity firm, in its $1.3 billion acquisition of RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI)
    • Dynasil Corporation of America (NASDAQ: DYSL) in its acquisition of Hilger Crystal Limited, a U.K. subsidiary of Newport Corp. (NASDAQ: NEWP)
    • Management team of Netsmart Technologies, Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Netsmart by private equity firm, Genstar Capital, including terms of management’s “roll-over” and co-investment arrangements and related employment and compensation arrangements
  • Securities Offerings :
    • Spero Therapeutics, Inc. in its $75 million follow-on offering and its $10 million registered direct offering
    • Molecular Templates, Inc. in its $52 million follow-on offering
    • Synlogic, Inc. in its $57.5 million follow-on offering and its $30 million registered direct offering
    • Spero Therapeutics, Inc. in its $83.6 million IPO
    • TECO Energy in its $280.5 million public offering of common stock


  • Co-chair, Securities Law Committee, Boston Bar Association (2005 – 2007)
  • Member, Board of Overseers, Boys & Girls Club of Boston (2007 – 2013)
  • Trustee, South Kent School (2009-2014)
  • Elected member of Waban Area Council in Waban, Massachusetts (2013 – 2015)


  • Boston University School of Law (JD)
  • Dartmouth College (BA)

ADMISSIONS : Massachusetts


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