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Matthew Simmonds

Partner

Matt is a Partner specialising in private company acquisitions and disposals, including private equity, management buyouts and accelerated M&A transactions.

Expertise

  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity

Achievements, appointments and rankings

  • Chambers & Partners 2017: Up and Coming - Corporate/M&A (The South)
  • Chambers and Partners 2016: Up and Coming - Corporate/M&A (The South)
  • Chambers & Partners 2015: Associate to Watch - Corporate/M&A (The South)
  • Legal 500: Recommended Lawyer - Corporate and Commercial (Kent, Surrey and Sussex)
  • Kent Corporate Finance Alliance Awards 2015: Deal of The Year 2015 for the $10m Private Equity Investment into Watchfinder.co.uk Limited by Piton Capital and Beringea
  • Acquisition International M&A Awards 2015: Best for Private Company Acquisitions - South East
  • Kent Corporate Finance Alliance Awards 2014: Deal of the Year Award 2014 for the acquisition of Testbank by Burgess Marine
  • Kent Corporate Finance Alliance Awards 2014: Deal of the Year 2014 Runner Up for the sale of the Kent Pharmaceuticals group to DCC Healthcare
  • Acquisition International M&A Awards 2013: Commitment to Healthcare M&A Award 2013
  • Insider South East Dealmaker Awards 2012: Deal of the Year Award 2012 for the sale of Power Efficiency Limited to Balfour Beatty Workplace Limited
  • Acquisition International M&A Awards 2012: Regional Law Firm of the Year 2012: South East

Profile

Matt joined Brachers as a trainee in 2006 and qualified into the Corporate Team in 2008. Matt was promoted to Partner in 2015.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising on the £11m Private Equity Investment in Burgess Marine Limited by RJD Partners
  • Advising on the $10m investment into Watchfinder.co.uk Limited by Piton Capital and Beringea
  • Advising Beringea, Elaia Partners, Foresight Group and YFM Equity Partners on the sale of Digital Healthcare Limited to EMIS Group.
  • Advising on the £58m sale of the Kent Pharmaceuticals group to DCC Healthcare, shortlisted for the Deal of the Year Award at the Insider South East Dealmaker Awards 2014.
  • Advising on the £18m sale of Power Efficiency to Balfour Beatty Workplace, winner of the Deal of the Year Award at the Insider South East Dealmaker Awards 2012.
  • Advising on the £10m sale of BACTEC International to Perusa Partners Fund 1 LP.

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