Matthew Keogh > Linklaters LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Linklaters LLP

Work Department

Investment management


Matt is the Global Head of Linklaters’ Investment Management Group. He advises on all aspects of private institutional investment products and transactions. Matt acts for both sponsors and investors and his experience covers the structuring and management of funds and managed accounts investing in illiquid assets, particularly in real estate, private equity and credit. He also has experience in private equity style joint ventures and equity syndication, fund equity and debt financing (acting for both sponsors and banks), M&A related to independent and captive investment operations and secondary disposals of fund interests.

Work highlights:

Matt has led on a wide range of complex investment fund transactions. These include advising:

  • Macquarie Bank on the raising of a number of infrastructure debt funds
  • Deutsche Bank Private Equity on a range of private equity secondaries and private equity funds
  • a large Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund on the disposal of a US$2bn portfolio of private equity interests
  • CBRE on its latest value add European real estate fund, Alinda on the European sleeve of its latest infrastructure fund, Alcentra, the European leader in leveraged loans, on the establishment of the Alcentra Special Situations Fund;
  • an international investment bank on the establishment of its real estate and private markets investment clubs
  • Aviva Investors Global Services Limited on the raising of a European alternative energy fund and a Tokyo property fund
  • a range of cornerstone investors from North America and the Middle East on their investment into market leading European private equity and credit funds
  • and a large middle eastern sovereign wealth fund on the disposition of a US$2bn portfolio of private equity interests.


Macquarie Graduate School of Management 1996 – 1998; associate Freehills, Sydney 1998–2001, senior associate Freehills, Sydney 2002 –2007; managing associate Linklaters, London 2007 –2012, partner Linklaters, London 2012 to date.


Macquarie University (1995 BA LLB (Hons)).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Private funds

The funds team at Linklaters LLP has a strong offering to fund managers across private equity, infrastructure, credit and special situations, providing advice of ‘exceptional quality’ on structuring, marketing and fundraising. The firm’s office in Luxembourg enables the London team to provide comprehensive assistance on Luxembourg-domiciled funds, and it is also reguarly engaged to advise on funds based in Ireland and the Caymans. Matthew Keogh leads the practice and specialises in debt and credit funds, as well as access funds; clients find his knowledge in this space a ‘really outstanding resource to be able to call upon’. ‘Commercial and practical’ Rahul Manvatkar has broad expertise across a range of fund structures as well as experience in co-investment arrangements, while Clare Baker leads the team’s investor-side practice and acts for pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and institutional investors.

London > Investment fund formation and management > Real estate funds

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