Matthew Simmonds

Matthew Simmonds

Associate
Corporate

Tel. 01622 776467

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Specialisms and expertise

• Corporate Finance

• Mergers & Acquisitions

• Private Equity

Achievements and appointments

  • Kent Corporate Finance Alliance Awards 2014: Deal of the Year Award for the acquisition of Testbank by Burgess Marine

  • Kent Corporate Finance Alliance Awards 2014: Deal of the Year Runner Up for the sale of the Kent Pharmaceuticals group to DCC Healthcare

  • Insider South East Dealmakers Awards 2014: Shortlisted for Young Dealmaker of the Year.

  • Insider South East Dealmakers Awards 2014: Shortlisted for Deal of the Year for the sale of the Kent Pharmaceuticals group to DCC Healthcare

  • Insider South East Dealmakers Awards 2014: Shortlisted for Corporate Law Firm of the Year.

  • Insider South East Dealmakers Awards 2013: Shortlisted for Corporate Law Firm of the Year.

  • Acquisition International M&A Awards 2013: Commitment to Healthcare M&A Award.

  • Insider South East Dealmaker Awards 2012: Deal of the Year Award for the sale of Power Efficiency Limited to Balfour Beatty Workplace Limited.

  • Acquisition International M&A Awards 2012: Regional Law Firm of the Year: South East.

Profile

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

Matt joined Brachers LLP as a trainee in 2006 and qualified into the Corporate Team in 2008. Matt was promoted to Associate in 2012.

Recent work highlights

  • 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.