Tom Matthews

Partner, London



Tom Matthews is a partner in the Firm's M&A and Corporate Practice in the London Office. He has over 15 years' experience advising corporates, investment banks and private equity and hedge funds on international public and private M&A transactions, primary and secondary equity raisings and sell-downs, joint ventures and listed company advisory and corporate governance matters.

Tom also advises a number of companies, activist funds, founder shareholders and other active shareholders on their shareholder engagement campaigns and responses.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
Oxford University
Nottingham Law School


Recent experience includes acting for:

  • Standard Chartered Bank as financial adviser to Medco Energi Internasional on its £408 million offer for Ophir Energy plc
  • Barclays as financial adviser to Boston Scientific on its £3.3 billion offer for BTG plc
  • Bright Scholar Education Holdings on its £150 million acquisition of CATS Colleges, an international school network with a platform of campuses located across the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and China
  • The management of commodities trader Noble Group Limited on its successful USD$3.5billion debt-for-equity restructuring
  • EN+ on its securities exchange agreement with certain subsidiaries of Swiss commodity trader Glencore
  • Fleetcor Technologies on its acquisition of a UK-based software business

Recent experience before joining White & Case includes acting for:

  • HarbourVest Partners on its £1 billion hostile takeover offer for SVG Capital plc
  • Temasek on its acquisition of a significant minority stake in a global software logistics business
  • Goldwin Inc on its acquisition of a significant minority stake in the Woolrich International sportswear business
  • The Hanover Insurance Group on its sale of Chaucer to China Re
  • Argenta on the sale of Syndicate 2121 at Lloyd's and the Argenta members' agency to Hannover Re
  • Helios Investment Partners on its Round B investment in MallforAfrica
  • Atkore (a CD&R portfolio company) on its acquisition of Flexicon
  • Park Square Capital on the formation of a joint venture with Goldman Sachs and KKR as part of a restructuring of the mezzanine portfolio investment in the Northgate Group
  • HarbourVest Partners on its direct co-investments into a Polish non-performing loans business and a French pharmaceuticals business
  • CD&R on its acquisition of Carestream's Dental Digital business in the UK
  • Oaktree in connection with its investment in an SME loans business
  • A Russian asset manager in connection with its sale of a 25% stake in a UK premium listed mining company
  • Polyus Gold International on its sale of a $1.4 billion stake in PJSC Polyus to Fosun International
  • Johnson & Johnson on the sale of its UK intimate health business as part of the worldwide transaction
  • NorthWestern Mutual on its warrant subscription and shareholders agreement in connection with an acquisition financing for CapVest Partners

United Kingdom chapter, Getting the Deal Through – Technology M&A, 2020

Trends in UK Public M&A 2019 H1, LexisNexis Market Tracker Trend Report

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