Matthew Overton

Matthew deals with a broad range of transactional and advisory work for both private and public companies, including acquisitions and disposals, corporate finance, restructuring and reorganisations, AIM work, IPOs and general commercial work.

Matthew is very experienced in acting on investments and fundraisings – from seed through to series A, series B and beyond – as well as advising on shareholder arrangements, employee incentive structures. Matthew also advises companies wishing to obtain SEIS/EIS advance assurance from HMRC.

Working with founders, entrepreneurs, start-ups and young companies in a variety of sectors is a core part of Matthew’s practice. In particular, Matthew builds on his experience in the IT industry prior to qualifying as a solicitor to work with a number of clients in the tech space.

Examples of Matt’s recent notable transactions include:

  • acting for fintech client, Apexx Fintech, on its recent Series A fundraising round
  • acting for the management team of Qualitest on its sale to Bridgepoint
  • advising ADB Safegate, world leader in intelligent aircraft solutions, on its acquisition of Ultra Airport Systems, the global provider of airport software solutions
  • acting for start-up adtech business in relation to a six-figure investment by an EIS fund
  • acting for an entrepreneur setting-up a new restaurant business in relation to the raising of SEIS/EIS funding and the provision of on-going advisory work

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