Matthew heads up the London office's funds and investment management practice and is a partner in the Firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group.
He offers clients the benefit of almost two decades of experience, advising on fund secondary transactions, the formation of and investment in funds, manager-led fund restructurings and other complex fund-related transactions.
Matthew has a particular focus on private equity funds, but has also advised on hedge, infrastructure, real estate and other types of funds. He has advised a number of major domestic and international clients, who look to him for his deal-making skills and global transactional experience.
Notable recent matters include his representation of a major secondary fund manager on the provision of capital for a liquidity event for a major European fund, the provision of funding for a take-private transaction of a London AIM listed company, and that client's acquisition of a substantial stake in a South African private equity fund and facilitation of the spin-out of the fund’s manager.
Matthew has also recently advised a sovereign wealth fund on primary fund investments and secondary fund interest acquisitions valued at more than US$3 billion, and also advised a syndicate of institutional investors on a stapled primary/secondary private equity fund transaction with a value in excess of £400 million.
Prior to joining White & Case in September 2014, Matthew worked in the investment funds practices of two other, leading international law firms, and in the private equity practice of a major law firm based in Australia.
Representation of HarbourVest Partners in a number of secondary funds transactions, including its acquisition of a substantial stake in South African private equity fund Absa Capital Private Equity Fund I (2013), its acquisition of a number of interests in Motion Equity Partners Fund I (2013/14), and its role in the take-private of Parseq plc (2011).
Representation of a sovereign wealth fund on primary fund investments and secondary fund interest acquisitions over a number of years, valued at more than US$3 billion.
Representation of a syndicate of institutional investors on a stapled primary/secondary private equity fund transaction with a value in excess of £400 million.