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Matthew Cunningham

Consultant Solicitor

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Matt is an acknowledged expert in the fields of venture capital, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. The 2022 edition of the Chambers UK Guide highlights him as a leading individual for venture capital.

As a technology and digital media specialist, he is known for his representation of growth companies in these sectors and for his work relating to early-stage venture capital funds. Matt has become the lawyer of choice for many IT, technology and digital media entrepreneurs and investors, due to his expertise, people-friendly approach and ability to provide informed, pragmatic and commercially astute advice.

He assists clients on a wide range of corporate matters, including setting up businesses. He has advised in relation to numerous venture capital investments in tech start-ups and early-stage businesses.

His experience of working in-house at Telehouse Europe, a leading provider of co-location services to the IT and telecoms industries, means he has an in-depth understanding of all legal issues that technology companies can face. He is part-time in-house legal counsel for New Model Venture Capital Limited.

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Matthew Cunningham

Consultant Solicitor

Recent Work

  • Advising streaming company Lenses.io on its recent acquisition by Celonis.
  • Advising long-standing clients Cubica Technology and Q6 Holdings on their recent acquisition by Chemring Group.
  • Assisting cyber security training platform Hack the Box on its Series A investment round.
  • Giving advice to Hotwire Public Relations Limited (part of the Enero Group) on its acquisition of McDonald Butler Associates.
  • Advising the shareholders of Anana Limited on its sale to Horizon Capital-backed Sabio Limited.
  • The team at Waterfront were a pleasure to deal with throughout and exceeded our expectations to get the deal done. Bloom Equity Partners
  • We hugely appreciate all the work from Waterfront going above and beyond all expectations. Lenses.io
  • Waterfront were a great asset to us in managing the acquisition. They were able to offer all the necessary expertise to get this deal done in the tight timeframe, and they proved invaluable in assessing all the possible implications as the deal developed. Faredirect
  • A massive thanks to the team at Waterfront whose huge efforts were absolutely instrumental in helping us get this deal done. Cubica
  • Waterfront’s team was first class across multiple specialities including M&A and employment and played an instrumental role in us meeting a tough timeline and achieve an excellent outcome. The team was very accommodating, despite our conflicting time zones, and willingly put in the extra effort to liaise with a multitude of stakeholders, both internally and externally, during the transaction. Hotwire PR
  • Knowledgeable, commercial and attentive. Chambers 2022
  • Strength in negotiations and impressive roster of clients. Legal 500 2022
  • Very professional, knowledgeable, and keen to provide meaningful, honest opinions. Chambers 2021
  • Both Matt Cunningham and Angus Young are effective, and attentive, corporate lawyers, and I routinely refer companies to them. Legal 500 2020
  • Both Matt Cunningham and Angus Young are effective, and attentive, corporate lawyers, and I routinely refer companies to them.
    Legal 500 2020
  • The team at Waterfront were a pleasure to deal with throughout and exceeded our expectations to get the deal done
    Bloom Equity Partners
  • We hugely appreciate all the work from Waterfront going above and beyond all expectations
    Lenses.io