Matthew Barrett's practice is focused on private and public M&A, and he advises on a range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, and reorganizations. He has experience working with clients in the real estate, private equity, technology, student accommodation, and manufacturing sectors.
Matthew has worked on domestic and cross-border transactions involving listed and unlisted companies. Selected representations include advising: Goldman Sachs and Wellcome Trust on the £4.66bn disposal of iQ Student Accommodation to Blackstone and Goldman Sachs on the original merger of the Goldman Sachs and Wellcome Trust student housing portfolios; a Delancy and APG joint venture on the acquisition of the Earls Court London development site; 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 Verint Systems on its public takeover of eg solutions plc, an enterprise workforce optimization software and services company.
- BPP Law School (Legal Practice Course 2015; Graduate Diploma in Law 2014); University College London (B.A. in History 2013; A.C. Grayling Prize for British History)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales