Matt is a Partner at Osborne Clarke and the UK Head of our Energy and Utilities Sector.
Matt has been involved in the energy sector for more than a decade, advising cleantech start-ups and venture/private equity investors, energy infrastructure investors, pension funds, corporates and utilities on a range of corporate transactions including raising institutional and project finance, operational M&A, the acquisition and disposal of generation, energy form waste and storage assets, joint ventures and development agreements. He also advises utility clients on transactional and strategic matters relating to the management of their asset portfolios. He has particular expertise in renewable energy generation and storage transactions and financings and his clients include Foresight Group, ENGIE, RWE, Oxford Photovoltaics, Armstrong Capital and Oxford Capital.
Matt joined OC in 1997 as a trainee and is UK Head of the Energy & Utilities practice.
Advised on the acquisition of numerous large-scale solar farms including advice on planning, property, construction, O&M, grid connection, accreditation and power off take issues.
YFM Equity Partners
Advised on the partial realisation of its investment in Go Outdoors Limited, owner of the UK's biggest outdoor stores, to 3i Group plc
Advised on its £7m takeover of AIM listed Datong, leading provider of intelligence equipment and solutions, creating one of the sectors largest independent specialist technology engineering businesses
Advised on the issue of a £60m solar bond secured over the assets of four UK solar parks.
Advised Foresight Group on acquisition of 35MW battery storage facility at Port of Tyne from RES, read more.
Advised on the acquisition of Shotwick Solar Farm, the largest solar park in the UK, read more.