Matthew Searle

What he’s best at:

Matthew is a vastly experienced corporate and commercial solicitor, having practised for over 25 years. He is a trusted advisor to successful corporates, with extensive experience in advising on company sales and acquisitions, including private equity and venture capital investments and management buyouts. He also advises on corporate structures, shareholder and LLP agreements. Matthew acts for businesses across a wide range of sectors, though he has a specialist interest in M&A in the technology and motor retail sectors.

Matthew is renowned for his ‘user-friendly’ and flexible style, with Chambers UK Independent directory 2012 describing him as ‘a calm, organised and confident corporate lawyer whose experience inspires trust in his clients’.

Who he works for:

Testimonials

“Matthew did a great job for us on the Viva deal; he was responsive, thorough and efficient.  It was very much appreciated and I look forward to working with Matthew again.” - Business Angel investor in regional magazine publishing group

"On behalf of the board which met earlier today, I am writing to formally thank you for all the work you carried out for us in our acquisition of Webbers. The timescale was very tight but it all got done on time and in good humour." - Paul Suter, Finance Director, Harwoods Limited, Top 50 regional car dealership group

"Knowing that I could rely on his knowledge, expertise and commercial sense plus sheer hard work when needed helped achieve a great deal. Matthew’s calming presence and guidance throughout the process was faultless!" – John de Waal, Finance Director, HPI Research Limited

Practice Areas

Key Experience

[2014]

Things he’s written:

http://www.auto-retail.co.uk/public/26-09-2012/planning-sale-your-business

Previous Law Firms

Education

“Matthew did a great job for us. He was responsive, thorough and efficient.  It was very much appreciated and I look forward to working with Matthew again.” - Business Angel investor in regional magazine publishing group

Recent awards