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.

Rankings

  • Associate to watch in Chambers and Partners 2015.

“”One of the hardest-working guys I’ve ever met - you wouldn’t want to be without him in your business.” Chambers 2015

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.