Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a free consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
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.

Regional magazine publishing group

Business Angel investor

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.

Harwoods Limited

Finance Director

Expertise

Matthew is a vastly experienced corporate and commercial solicitor, having practiced 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’.

Matthew Advises

  • Corporates
  • Entrepreneurs
  • A wide range of owner-managed businessess

 

Experience Highlights

  • Acting for the Shareholders in the sale of Gamesman Limited to Esterline Technologies inc, a US $2 billion company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Acting on the sale of Elektromotive Limited to Chargemaster plc including negotiations with Elektromotive Group, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
  • Numerous acquisitions for Harwoods Limited, one of the largest motor dealership groups in the South East and a number of other M&A transactions in the motor retail sector.
  • Sale of part of a leading marine insurance broker and financial services group to Sunderland Marine.
  • Management buy-out of Manor Creative Limited, the Sussex based print business.
  • Sale of Patisserie Valerie London restaurant group to Luke Johnson (Risk Capital Partners).
  • Venture capital investment in Connect Mortgages Group by MMC Ventures.
  • Acquisition of Lewes Football Club.
  • Sale of Platinum Portfolios Limited to PFM Group Limited.

Publications

Planning the Sale of Your Business

 

Career History

Previous Law Firms 

  • Partner, Head of Corporate and Commercial, Adams and Remers LLP (1998 – 2013)
  • Solicitor, Corporate, Thomas Eggar (1993-1998)
  • Solicitor, Corporate, Payne Hicks Beach (1988-1993)

Education

  • University of Cambridge

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a free consultation.

-
+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
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.

Regional magazine publishing group

Business Angel investor

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.

Harwoods Limited

Finance Director