Matt Canipa is a partner in our Corporate and Private Equity teams in the UK. Matt’s expertise covers all types of corporate work, in particular private equity and mainstream mergers and acquisitions on both a domestic and international basis.

On the corporate side, Matt’s clients range from owner-managers to listed companies. On the private equity side, Matt has a breadth of experience advising private equity houses/sponsors, their portfolio companies and management teams on private equity investments and buy and build/growth strategies.

Matt was nominated for the Young Dealmaker of the Year award at the Insider Awards 2021 and the Rising Star award at the Rainmakers Awards 2021.

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  • Representing Miss Group and its management team on investments from BGF, Perwyn and over 25 international acquisitions.
  • Representing the management team of Adler & Allan on its management buyout backed by Sun European Partners.
  • Representing the management team of Concept Life Sciences on its investment by Limerston Capital.
  • Representing the shareholders of AnyVan (Celeres Investments, CEO/founder, management) on its £125 million growth capital investment by Vitruvian Partners.
  • Representing the management team of Twinkl on its investment by Vitruvian Partners.
  • Representing the selling shareholders (including Great Hill Partners) of Reward Gateway on its sale to Castik Capital and Abry Partners.
  • Representing the founders and other selling shareholders of Qmee (one of the top 100 fastest-growing tech companies in Europe according to the Financial Times 1000 2021) on their sale to funds advised by private equity sponsor, CapitalD.
  • Representing the Six Nations management team on the investment by CVC.
  • Representing ECI Partners on its investment in Clear Insurance, Arkessa, KB Associates, Moneypenny and Send For Help.
  • Representing NorthEdge Capital on the buyout of Belfield Furnishings and Cloud Technology Solutions.
  • Representing Regis Group PLC and its founders on their multibillion-dollar joint venture with Blackstone in the PRS real estate sector, Leaf Living.
  • Representing Maven Capital Partners on its investment into ProofID.
  • Representing BGF on its investment into Komi Group.


  • University of Northumbria at Newcastle, LL.B., 2012


  • England and Wales, 2014

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