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Matthew R. Silver


Matthew R. Silver

Investment Management
New York

Advises investment funds, business development companies and investment advisers on transactional, regulatory and compliance matters.

Matthew’s practice focuses on providing transactional, regulatory and compliance advice relating to investment advisers, mutual funds, closed-end funds, business development companies and exchange-traded funds. He also regularly provides advice regarding the structuring, launch and operation of registered investment companies. In addition, he advises financial institutions, fund sponsors, corporations and other entities regarding exemptions under the Investment Company Act.

Experience highlights

Registered funds and BDCs
  • Counsel to J.P. Morgan in connection with the Six Circles mutual fund complex, which has approximatley $50 billion in AUM across multiple funds
  • Counsel to SPDR S&P 500 ETF (“SPY”), SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (“MDY”) and SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (“DIA”), which have over $400 billion in combined AUM
  • ORIX Corporation USA on its acquisition of NXT Capital Inc.
  • KKR on its joint venture and related transactions with FS Investments
Other recent representations
  • Marsh McLennan $600 million senior notes offering
  • VF €1 billion senior notes offering, including €500 million in green bonds
  • CureVac $250 million follow-on offering
  • Roivant Sciences $230 million stock offering
  • Pacific Biosciences $201.25 million follow-on offering
  • Roivant Sciences $150 million equity offering
  • Marsh McLennan $1 billion senior notes offering
  • Roivant Sciences $400 million at-the-market offering
  • CSX $2 billion senior notes offering
  • Tuya global offering and dual primary listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Patria Latin American Opportunity Acquisition $230 million IPO
  • Telefónica Móviles Chile $500 million senior notes offering
  • Marathon Digital Holdings $650 million convertible senior notes offering
  • P10 $240 million IPO
  • MSCI $700 million notes offering
  • Elastic $575 senior notes offering
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J.D., Brooklyn Law School
  • cum laude
  • Online Editor, Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law
B.A., Sociology, SUNY University at Albany
  • summa cum laude
Professional history
  • Davis Polk since 2017
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
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