Career & Experience

Matt is head of our Corporate practice, a key part of which is our nationally recognised Private Equity team, which Matt founded and also leads. Our private equity group proudly represents a number of leading UK Private Equity houses and their portfolio companies and recently named winner of the Regional Legal Advisor of the Year 2020 at the Real Deals Private Equity Awards.

Private Equity forms a key part of our go-to-market strategy, so is also recognised as a core lead sector for Foot Anstey, as we seek to build deep relationships with Private Equity backed management teams and portfolio companies.

Matt also leads our market leading “GRIP” product, which is a tech-enabled solution to streamline and satisfy the core legal and compliance obligations of PE portfolio companies.

Matt trained and qualified into the Private Equity department of the leading City firm Travers Smith and prior to joining Foot Anstey, spent several years at Kinmont, a corporate finance boutique in London acknowledged as a leader in advising management teams. Management advisory remains a core part of Matt’s practice.

Our Private Equity team is recognised as a specialist in advising PE backed portfolio companies. We have built a significant specialism in undertaking bolt-on and buy-and-build M&A as part of PE backed investment propositions, often with an international element to it.

Outside of work Matt is Club Secretary for Tavistock Community Football Club, an FA Charter Standard Community Club providing football for 14 mixed teams and over 200 players between the ages of 8 and 18 in West Devon.

Accolades

  • Head of Corporate
  • Head of Private Equity
  • International Committee Member
  • Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) from CISI
  • BVCA member
  • Member of Foot Anstey's International Committee
  • Ranked in Legal 500 as a leading individual in the SW
  • Individual ranking in Chambers for Private Equity (UK wide)
  • Individual ranking in Chambers for Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market and Private Equity, South West

Career & Experience

Matt is head of our Corporate practice, a key part of which is our nationally recognised Private Equity team, which Matt founded and also leads. Our private equity group proudly represents a number of leading UK Private Equity houses and their portfolio companies and recently named winner of the Regional Legal Advisor of the Year 2020 at the Real Deals Private Equity Awards.

Private Equity forms a key part of our go-to-market strategy, so is also recognised as a core lead sector for Foot Anstey, as we seek to build deep relationships with Private Equity backed management teams and portfolio companies.

Matt also leads our market leading “GRIP” product, which is a tech-enabled solution to streamline and satisfy the core legal and compliance obligations of PE portfolio companies.

Matt trained and qualified into the Private Equity department of the leading City firm Travers Smith and prior to joining Foot Anstey, spent several years at Kinmont, a corporate finance boutique in London acknowledged as a leader in advising management teams. Management advisory remains a core part of Matt’s practice.

Our Private Equity team is recognised as a specialist in advising PE backed portfolio companies. We have built a significant specialism in undertaking bolt-on and buy-and-build M&A as part of PE backed investment propositions, often with an international element to it.

Outside of work Matt is Club Secretary for Tavistock Community Football Club, an FA Charter Standard Community Club providing football for 14 mixed teams and over 200 players between the ages of 8 and 18 in West Devon.

Accolades

  • Head of Corporate
  • Head of Private Equity
  • International Committee Member
  • Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) from CISI
  • BVCA member
  • Member of Foot Anstey's International Committee
  • Ranked in Legal 500 as a leading individual in the SW
  • Individual ranking in Chambers for Private Equity (UK wide)
  • Individual ranking in Chambers for Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market and Private Equity, South West

Expertise

  • Private Equity
  • Management Advisory
  • Public and Private M&A
  • Joint Ventures
  • Equity Incentives and Corporate Finance

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Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it

He’s a very entrepreneurial and thoughtful partner who knows the private equity space well.

Chambers UK 2022

Matt is described as a “strong, flexible, commercial partner” who is “steeped in an understanding of the deal process and what clients want.”

Chambers UK 2019

Matt is another of the team’s “pragmatic and entrepreneurial’ partners.”

Legal 500 2019

We’ve got a close relationship with Matt and his team and, as a result of the fantastic service, they are our first point of call for our typical M&A transactions.

Chambers UK 2024

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