Matthew Lea

Partner, Corporate

01189 898 155

Working in the Corporate and Commercial department since 2012, Matt acts for clients with corporate legal requirements including advising on M&A, corporate funding and corporate restructuring. Matt has particular expertise in advising clients in the technology and healthcare sectors.

Matt enjoys watching rugby and walking his Bulldog-Rottweiler cross called “Nacho”.


  • Care home buy and build: advising care home consolidator group on 4 acquisitions and CQC regulation.
  • Exit of investors and funding for UK-Europe group: advised on complex buybacks and term loan and revolving credit facility totalling up to £16m of funding based on a £72m equity value of the client.
  • Series Seed funding round: advising, a unique data operations platform built around Snowflake, on its US$10.3m USD Series Seed funding round.
  • Life-sciences sale: advising life sciences companies on their sale to a US-based sector consolidator, adding a new product line to its current offering. Carried out CQC and GMC regulation analysis.
  • Advising on strategic buy, build and sale project: advising UK headquartered international banking security and maintenance provider on several buy and build acquisitions prior to partial sale to US hedge fund including a rollover of existing management shareholders with a total project value in excess of £100 million.
  • Private equity investment into international electronics manufacturer: advising UK headquartered international electronics manufacturer on investment from private equity investor with an enterprise value of £110 million.
  • Demerger and restructure of IT and services infrastructure business: advising £45 million turnover client on restructuring of its business by way of three cornered demerger to provide for two distinct businesses.
  • Advising on pre IPO investment facility for home services software provider: advising client on £15 million investment from overseas listed investment company to include undiluted roll over of existing investors.

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