Matthew Astbury is corporate lawyer with expertise in equity capital markets, advising on IPOs on NEX, AIM and London's main market. He also advises on secondary fundraisings, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance.
Matthew is a member of the Corporate department and specialises in corporate finance transactions, advising both companies and brokers and nomads.
His work includes working with companies seeking pre-IPO fundraising, advising companies on successful IPOs on the NEX Exchange and AIM, as well as, acting for main market listed companies (in particular venture capital trust companies).
Following IPO, Matthew advises on secondary fundraising such as placings, open offers, and further public offers. He additionally provides advice to companies and their boards on their ongoing responsibilities under the relevant market rules, corporate governance, and compliance with the Market Abuse Regime and the Takeover Code.
Matthew also takes a role on public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint venture arrangements, and other general corporate and commercial transactions.
Matthew is an approved person on the FCA Register for the purpose of providing advice as a regulated sponsor to investment trusts listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.