Matt Gates is a director in the Distressed M&A and Special Situations group in Los Angeles. He has extensive experience with restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions in a wide range of industries.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Matt was a vice president in the mergers and acquisitions group of Merrill Lynch.

Previously, Matt was in the financial restructuring group of Houlihan, Lokey, Howard & Zukin, providing advisory services in a range of restructuring and distressed M&A transactions.

His notable restructuring assignments include Gordmans, Quintana Energy Services, Relativity Media, UGHS Senior Living, hPSL North America, Milagro Oil & Gas, Suntech Power, Tensar, Friendly’s, Sexy Hair Concepts, Station Casinos, Jacuzzi, Targus, F+W Media, Atlas Air, SpectraSite Holdings, Farmland Industries and VarTec Telecom.

Matt is a regular panelist on topics related to financial distress. He is a contributor to Collier’s “Contested Valuation in Corporate Bankruptcy.” 

Matt received his MBA in Finance, Strategy, and Accounting and a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago. He holds the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) Series 63 and 7 licenses.

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