Matthew Goulding is a corporate partner in the San Francisco office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Matthew’s practice focuses on private equity mergers and acquisition transactions, including leveraged buy-outs of public and private acquisition targets, sale transactions, equity financings, minority investments and debt financings. Matthew also represents private and public companies in strategic mergers and acquisition transactions. In addition to his M&A experience, Matthew has represented financial sponsors, issuers and investors in a broad range of corporate matters, including complex restructurings, capital markets transactions, and high-yield debt offerings. Matthew also represents private equity portfolio companies in routine corporate and governance matters.


Thought Leadership


California Rides the Wave of Reform, BNA Corporate Accountability Report, December 16, 2011 (with Adam R. Moses)


"Rising Star" Northern California Super Lawyers, 2015–2019


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009California


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2009
  • Thomas Aquinas CollegeB.A., Liberal Arts2003