MatthewBarrett

Associate

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Matthew Barrett's practice is focused on both public and private M&A, together with fund partnership and general corporate and commercial transactions. His practice has given him experience working with clients in the real estate, technology, and defense sectors.

Matthew has worked on domestic and cross-border transactions involving listed and unlisted companies. Selected representations include: advising Goldman Sachs on the creation of its £2 billion student housing joint venture with Greystar and The Wellcome Trust; advising the Fourth Alcuin Fund (managed by Alcuin Capital Partners LLP) on its minority stake investment in Air Charter Service, a global leader in providing private aircraft charters; and advising Verint Systems on its public takeover of eg solutions plc, an enterprise workforce optimization software and services company.

Experience

  • Verint acquires TransversalJones Day advised Verint Systems Inc., a leader in customer engagement solutions, in its acquisition of Transversal, a pioneer in knowledge automation solutions.
  • British Land exchanges on disposal of £429 million (US$555 million) of Sainsbury's superstoresJones Day advised The British Land Company PLC ("BL") on the disposal of 12 superstores held by a joint venture between BL and J Sainsbury PLC to Realty Income Corporation, an entity listed on the NYSE, for aggregate consideration of £429 million (US$555 million) (representing a net initial yield of 5.0%).
  • Chapter acquires Central London Student AccommodationJones Day advised Chapter in its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Reining Limited and Paul Street (General Partner) Limited and the resulting interest in a Central London student accommodation property known as Paul Street East at 18-20 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4JH.
  • LondonMetric Property sells two logistics warehouses, in Sheffield and Wakefield, to Exeter Property GroupJones Day advised LondonMetric Property Plc in its £67 million (US$87.7 million) sale of two logistics warehouses, in Sheffield and Wakefield, to Exeter Property Group.
  • Owens Corning acquires Paroc Group, a leading European mineral wool manufacturer, for approximately €900 million (US$1.04 billion)Jones Day advised Owens Corning in its acquisition of Paroc Group, a leading producer of mineral wool insulation for building and technical applications in Europe, from CVC Capital Partners for an enterprise value of approximately €900 million ($1.04 billion).
  • iQ Student Accommodation acquires Pure Student Living from L1 TreasuryJones Day acted for iQ Student Accommodation in relation to its acquisition of the UK focused Pure Student Living student housing property portfolio and business from LetterOne Treasury.
  • Verint Systems acquires eg solutions plcJones Day advised Verint Systems Inc. in its £26.3 million (US$34 million) acquisition of eg solutions plc.
  • LondonMetric acquires portfolio of 14 logistics warehouses from Cabot Properties for £116.6 million (US$149.3 million)Jones Day advised LondonMetric Property plc on its acquisition of 14 urban and regional logistics warehouses for £116.6 million (US$149.3 million) from Cabot Properties, by way of a corporate acquisition.
  • J.F. Lehman investment affiliate acquires Aish Technologies LimitedJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with the acquisition and related financing by investment affiliate AGI Holdings LLC of Aish Technologies Limited, a provider of ruggedized display systems, cathodic protection systems and other subsystems for the UK and U.S. navies, as well as other global defense and commercial customers.
  • Hansteen completes acquisition of Industrial Multi Property Trust PLC sharesJones Day advised Hansteen Holdings PLC in connection with a voluntary recommended cash offer of £25,228,560 (US$31.3 million) for the entire issued share capital of Industrial Multi Property Trust PLC, an Isle of Man close-ended property investment company admitted to trading on the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Ayala Corporation subsidiary Integrated Micro-Electronics acquires 80 percent interest of STI Enterprises LimitedJones Day advised Ayala Corporation in its acquisition by subsidiary, Integrated Micro Electronics, Inc., of an 80 percent interest in STI Enterprises Limited, a printed circuit board manufacturer based in the United Kingdom with global operations.
  • Fourth Alcuin Fund acquires minority stake in Air Charter ServiceJones Day represented The Fourth Alcuin Fund LP, a fund managed by Alcuin Capital Partners LLP, in connection with its minority stake investment in Air Charter Service, a global leader in providing aircraft charters.
  • Oxenwood Real Estate obtains secured term loan facility to refinance UK property portfolio and acquire additional propertyJones Day advised Oxenwood Real Estate LLP in relation to a secured term loan facility provided by The Royal Bank of Scotland plc to refinance an existing UK property portfolio and to finance the acquisition of a further property.
  • Goldman Sachs, Wellcome Trust, and Greystar launch £2 billion (US$2.8 billion) student housing companyJones Day advised the REPIA division of Goldman Sachs International in connection with the formation of the £2 billion (US$2.8 billion) student housing business to be known as the Vero Group.
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