Matthew Darling > DAC BEACHCROFT LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate finance.


Matthew is a corporate partner, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, disposals, shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, co-investment arrangements and corporate reorganisations and has particular expertise in transactions on AIM and in the technology sector. He has acted on over 60 transactions for MXC Capital and its predecessor businesses. Recent transactions on which he has worked include: Redcentric pic’s admission to AIM and court-approved reduction of capital; Dice Holdings Inc’s acquisitions of Limited, WorkDigital Limited and Jobboard Enterprises Limited; the reverse takeover of UBC media group pic by ?digital; Redstone pic’s acquisition of Maxima Holdings pic by means of a scheme of arrangement; Accumuli pic’s disposal to Juniper Networks of its Webscreen DDoS software product; the sale of Totility Limited to Maintel pic; the sale by 2ergo Group pic of 2ergo Limited to Eagle Eye Solutions Group pic; Broca pic’s acquisition of MXC Capital Advisory LLP; Accumuli pic’s acquisitions of Eqalis Limited, Signify Solutions Limited and RandomStorm Limited; the acquisition by Redcentric pic of lnTechnology Managed Services Limited; the sale by Castleton Technology Pic of Comunica Holdings to Corns pic and its subsequent acquisitions of Mental Limited, Documotive Limited, Keylogic Ltd and Opus Information Technology Ltd; Redstone pic’s demerger of its Network-Based Managed Services Business by way of a special dividend; and the admission to AIM of MXC Capital Limited.


Articled clerk and solicitor Richards Butler 1991-95; solicitor Beachcroft Stanleys (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 1995-2001; partner DAC Beachcroft LLP 2001 to date.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

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Matthew DarlingDAC Beachcroft LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP‘s nationwide practice traditionally handles domestic work across the healthcare, real estate, financial services and technology sectors. However, work has increasingly developed an international flavour, with instructions coming from the US, Asia and continental Europe, as inbound investment into the UK remains steady. Particular focal points have been financial services, where the firm works for insurers and BVI-incorporated entities, and healthcare, representing US-based pharmaceutical and health clients. Senior associate Lucy Tyrrell advises clients on public and private mergers, and has acted on some of the firm’s most complex transactions. Practice head Matthew Darling is experienced in cross-border M&A transactions, and counts AIM-listed technology companies, start-ups and high net worth individuals among his clients.