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Matthew Sherman

Managing Associate


Corporate lawyer Matthew Sherman was General Counsel of a large international industrial business prior to joining Ignition Law, having previously worked in Shearman & Sterling’s Mergers & Acquisitions team in London and Singapore. 

Matt advises clients across all sectors on a wide variety of corporate matters, including M&A, divestments, joint ventures, venture capital financings, other investments rounds, and company law more generally. 

Representative experience includes acting for:

  • PETRONAS in connection with Saudi Aramco’s US$8 billion investment in the RAPID Refinery and Petrochemical project in Malaysia;
  • Capital Square Partners (“CSP”) in connection with its acquisition of ESM Holdings Limited, the holding company of the Aegis group;
  • The Xander Group Inc. on its US$750 million joint venture with APG Strategic Real Estate Pool N.V. in India;
  • CX Partners and CSP on the sale of Minacs to Synnex Corporation for approximately US$420 million;
  • Goldman Sachs, CSP, PTT and others on multiple M&A and JV arrangements globally;
  • Bridgepoint on the sale of the life sciences group LGC to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR);
  • All3Media on its acquisition of the award-winning television, film and theatre production company Neal Street Productions Limited;
  • Electra Partners on the secondary buyout of Hotter Shoes from Gresham Private Equity;
  • SafeCharge International Group Limited on its admission to AIM and a US$125 million international fundraising by way of an institutional placing; and
  • The alternative investments arm of a major global bank on its establishment of an offshore fund and acquisition of a portfolio of student accommodation properties for approximately £200 million.

Fine Print

Key Practices

Corporate Law

Education & Training

University of Oxford

Legal Roles

General Counsel – Alvance Aluminium Group

Associate – Shearman & Sterling

Associate – Addleshaw Goddard

Client Secondments

Costain Group

Kew Capital LLP

Goldman Sachs PIA

A Social Cause I am passionate about

Access to justice.

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