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DWF

20 FENCHURCH STREET, LONDON, EC3M 3AG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03333 202220
Fax:
Fax 03333 204440
DX:
584 LONDON CITY EC3 4AD
Email:
Web:
uk.dwf.law/

Matthew Doughty

Tel:
Work +44 (0)207 645 4181
Email:
DWF

Work Department

I am a corporate lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience specialising in mid-market M&A and capital markets transactions for private and publicly owned companies.

Position

Partner

Career

I advise companies, private equity funds and mid-market investment banks active in the capital markets. I also have expertise in fund formation work, with respect to both listed and private funds investing across various asset classes (e.g. private equity, real estate, alternative assets).


London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets ‚Äď small-mid cap

Within: Equity capital markets ‚Äď small-mid cap

DWF¬†has been involved in a number of standout placing and IPO mandates in 2018‚Äď2019, not least of which included assisting with its own main market IPO, making it the only legal business listed on London's Main Market. Headed by¬†Frank Shephard, who splits his time between London and Manchester, the corporate group acts for a host of nomads, brokers and investment banks and also has experience acting for corporate issuers, particularly in the technology sector. Also of note, the firm recently launched two legal technology products, which can be used specifically for managing IPOs, fundraisings and takeover transactions.¬†Matthew Doughty¬†leads the firm's ECM practice group.

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M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

DWF's growing corporate practice handles transactions primarily across the retail, hospitality, corporate real estate and technology and media sectors. The team of partners are experienced in cross-border M&A and a large proportion of their matters include international aspects. DWF has been on a hiring spree, with additions including Linda Fu , who joined from Addleshaw Goddard, who heads up the firm's China-facing corporate offering. Matthew Doughty is in charge of the London corporate team, while Frank Shephard heads the national practice from the Manchester office.

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