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Matthew Sutton

Corporate Director

Career Summary

Matthew is a director in our corporate team and joined Greenaway Scott in 2015 from regional law firm Blake Morgan. He has over a decade of experience in Corporate Finance, including experience in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity investments, fundraising and joint ventures.
Matt has led significant transactions for the Welsh Assembly, the Development Bank of Wales, and Cardiff University, has panel experience for major banks and recently acted on a number of cross border transactions with a deal value in excess of £25 million.
Further to his corporate expertise, Matt has a keen interest in employee share option schemes and the protection of intellectual property rights by employers. He has advised dozens of start-up and spin out businesses in the South Wales area and beyond – working closely with entrepreneurs across many different sectors.
Recently published transactions include:-
  • Lead legal advisor to US based medical device company Clinical Innovations Inc on its acquisition of German based Brenner Medical GmbH.
  • Lead legal advisor on multi-million pound management buy-out of A & N Lewis Limited;
  • Lead legal advisor to the Development Bank of Wales on its debt and equity investment in Glamorgan Telecom.
  • Lead corporate advisor to Cardiff University on its multi million pound joint venture with IQE Plc;
  • Lead legal advisor to Navenio Limited on its investment and spinout from Oxford University.
  • Lead advisor to Flexicare on its acquisition of Netherlands based medical manufacturer Medisize B.V. (together with its German and Italian subsidiaries); and
  • Lead advisor to German bitcoin exchange company Vaultoro on its seven figure Series A investment from German listed fintech investor Finlab AG.
Matt is cited as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 (2017) and is lauded as being “incredibly talented, approachable and professional” by the same publication.

Recommended Lawyer

Along with Greenaway Scott being named a Leading Law Firm in the Legal 500 for 2017, Matt is proud to have been named as a Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer.