Neil Matthews, Partner, Corporate
I am a partner in the corporate team, specialising in corporate finance, public and private company fundraisings and M&A, joint ventures and reorganisations.
I have 20 years' experience of equity capital markets work, having acted on a large number of domestic and international IPOs and other fundraisings on AIM, the Main Market and various European stock exchanges.
Chambers Legal Directory 2013 notes that I 'continue to impress' with my 'wide ranging equity capital markets practice' whilst Legal 500 2013 describes me as 'proactive, practical and commercial'.
For many years I was also a member of the London Stock Exchange's AIM Advisory Group and have spoken regularly throughout the world on the topic of IPOs and corporate governance.
I have specific expertise in the real estate sector, having acted on numerous corporate real estate transactions covering a range of asset classes but with a specific emphasis on healthcare and care homes. In particular, I have acted for numerous developers and operators of premium care homes and retirement villages in establishing their UK businesses, entering into joint ventures with institutional investors to fund their development pipelines and in the acquisition and disposal of such assets whether through individual or portfolio transactions.
Married with three children, I spend much of my spare time on my kids' sporting activities whether refereeing, umpiring or generally strolling the touchline in support and, with whatever free time remains, engaged in my own sporting pursuits.
Chambers UK 2015 describes me as a "sensible and competent practitioner"