We are very excited to welcome corporate partner Matt Ainsworth to our Sheffield hub.

With more than 24 years’ experience, Matt has joined Shakespeare Martineau from Knights plc, where he spent the past seven years as a partner. Prior to this, he worked for Irwin Mitchell and DLA Piper.

Specialising in corporate finance, Matt advises public and private companies, individuals and institutions on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, IPOs and secondary fund raisings, restructurings, and joint ventures, spanning a wide variety of sectors, including manufacturing and industrials, healthcare, digital and technology, and hospitality.

Matt said: “I am thrilled to have joined a highly rated and respected national law firm that has its roots centred around client-focussed delivery, and values the development and ambitions of its partners and people.”

“Whether acting for institutions or corporates that are committing a significant level of capital investment or owner-managers who are exiting businesses they have grown for many years, I get a real buzz in delivering solutions and advice on what are usually critical, high-value deals.”

“In my new role, I am looking forward up developing Shakespeare Martineau’s corporate and wider legal offering across South Yorkshire, transforming the brand into the ‘go-to’ mid-market law firm in the region.” Michael Stace, partner and head of corporate at Shakespeare Martineau, added: “We are continuing our investment in the South Yorkshire market – a region in which we see a lot of potential – and we are thrilled to welcome Matt to the Sheffield team, a move that will help to boost this commitment. Matt has a strong reputation in Sheffield, and his technical knowledge and broad experience will be a real asset to our national corporate team as we look to enhance our transactional offering and, additionally, to cement our reputation in South Yorkshire.”

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Published: 13th June 2024
Area: Corporate & Commercial

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Matt specialises in corporate finance; advising public and private companies, individuals and institutions on domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity investments, IPOs and secondary fund raisings, restructurings and joint ventures.

With over 24 years’ experience working across international, national and regional law firms, Matt provides clients with a first-rate service which is underpinned by the technical expertise of his team and client focussed delivery.

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