Matt Cain

Matt is a Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law and Business. He has provided economic analysis, consulting, and expert witness testimony in a variety of finance topics on behalf of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other clients, including investigations, settlement negotiations, and trials. Matt spent several years working at the SEC as a Financial Economist in the Office of Litigation Economics and as an advisor to Commissioner Robert J. Jackson, Jr.

Prior to working with the SEC, Matt was a finance professor at the University of Notre Dame. Matt has industry experience in debt capital markets. He assisted companies with capital raisings through syndicated bank loans and private placements of debt, equity, and convertible securities, with proceeds used to fund mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, and other corporate needs. He also engaged in the due diligence process and financial valuation and modeling involved in such capital markets deals.

Matt has published research in finance, accounting, law, and economics journals on topics including investment banking and fairness opinion valuations, private equity and merger contracts and terminations, corporate governance and shareholder activism, hostile takeovers, earnout clauses, merger-related litigation, and management buyouts.


Ph.D., Finance, Purdue University (2007)