Areas of Expertise

Private Equity, Mergers &Acquisitions, Corporate & Advisory

Matt specialises in unregulated M&A and strategic investment transactions for private equity sponsors, financial investors and corporate clients. He has extensive experience advising on structuring and due diligence, acquisitions and divestments and shareholding and management equity arrangements, alongside a wide range of general corporate and portfolio company matters.

He has acted for a number of leading domestic and international private equity firms on management buy-out and follow on transactions, management shareholding terms and fund formation and governance advice, as well as advising boards, founders and existing shareholder groups on new capital and buy and sell-side transactions across a range of industries.

Matt is also experienced in drafting and negotiating significant commercial contracts, including supply and distribution agreements, joint venture agreements, service agreements and consultancy agreements for clients in the transport, mining services, pharmaceutical and childcare industries.

What others say

Finalist - Mergers and Acquisitions Partner of the Year and Corporate Partner of the Year
Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2022
Leading Lawyer - Corporate
Doyle's Guide 2022, 2021
Best Lawyers Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2018 - 2025


Private equity and financial sponsors

Acting for a leading domestic private equity house on numerous strategic acquisitions and divestments over the past 10 years across the technology, finance, health, mining services and FMCG industries.

Founders / Management

Advising the founders of a software based services group on all aspects of their pre-transaction restructure and mixed cash / script transaction with a KKR portfolio company acquirer.

Private clients

Acting for one of Queensland’s largest privately held family companies on the staged acquisition of significant Victorian based extrusion and anodising assets with a transaction value of approximately A$80 million.