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Waterfront’s corporate team has record year, having advised on over 50 transactions, including VC investments worth over £100 million!

Apr 17, 2019

Waterfront’s corporate team has had a record year - aided by the well timed arrival of our new partner, Angus Young. We’ve been in high demand, with a number of substantial, high profile M&A deals completing during 2018, including the sale of Realla, the UK's largest free-to-list online search engine for commercial property, which was reported in The Financial Times, and the sale of longstanding client Wambiz, an innovative provider of app-based staff engagement solutions for the health, education and enterprise sector, to Allocate Software.

We also advised on a record number of venture capital investments for clients with a combined value of in excess of £100m, including $50m of growth capital for longstanding client Workable, $20m for Blueground and a seed investment in Exseed Health listed by Forbes as the number one startup to watch in 2018.

We have also celebrated a new entry this year for our corporate team in the legal directories. The Legal 500 have officially ranked the corporate team as a whole in the Corporate and Commercial- Venture Capital category. The team are described as having 'excellent understanding of what it takes to work with start-ups where agility is required'. Special mention goes to our Head of Corporate Matt Cunningham who is described as 'first-rate', with clients commending his 'attentive and thoughtful approach' in their feedback.

You can read more about our work this year by clicking on our client's logos below:

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the team

Matt Cunningham

Partner and Head of Corporate Law

Recognised in Chambers & Partners UK as a leading individual for venture capital

Matt advises clients on a wide range of corporate matters, including setting up businesses, venture capital, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. He has particular expertise in advising entrepreneurs and investors in the IT, technology and digital media sectors. Read more.

 

Angus Young

Partner 

Angus has a broad range of corporate and commercial experience, including in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, cross border transactions, joint ventures, long-term/complex commercial arrangements, restructuring & insolvency and industry/business restructures. He also advises clients on general corporate and commercial matters.

Angus has worked across a wide range of sectors, including IT, fintech, venture capital, life sciences, telecommunications, retail and energy & resources, including for both domestic and international clients. Read more.

Graham Halliday

Senior Associate

Graham has worked as an associate within our London based corporate law team since 2015, and provides the full range of corporate legal services to clients across all industry sectors, but is best known for advising entrepreneurs and investors in the technology sector on venture capital investments, joint ventures and mergers and aquisitions. Read more.

 

Matthew Akehurst

Associate

Matthew has experience in advising clients on a range of corporate related matters and has particular experience advising venture capital funds on seed-round investments. Matthew also advises on mergers and acquisitions, shareholder matters, corporate reorganisations and general corporate governance. Read more.