Matthew Judd


  • Legal Studies, College of Law, Guildford, 1991
  • MA (Law), University of Oxford, 1990


  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 1994
  • Ranked as a leading lawyer in The Legal 500, Chambers UK, PLC’s Cross-border Private Equity Handbook, and the “Who’s Who” of Private Funds Lawyers

Matthew Judd


Matthew Judd is co-head of the firm’s private investment funds group and has 20 years' experience in UK and European funds formation. Matthew joined the firm in February 2012, having previously been head of the global investment funds practice of a leading US firm, and a partner in the private funds group of a Magic Circle firm.

Matthew advises in relation to the structuring and establishment of private equity, real estate, infrastructure, and credit funds, private equity secondaries and carried interest and co-investment arrangements.


  • Acting for Partners Group in its stapled acquisition of secondaries interests in EQT VI and EQT VII
  • Acting for Nordic Capital on the formation of Nordic Capital IX (target €3.5 billion) and numerous co-investment arrangements
  • Acting for Index Ventures on the establishment of Index Ventures VIII, Index Growth III and Index Life Sciences VII
  • Acting for Crescent Capital Partners on the establishment of Crescent Capital Partners V Fund (AUD 675 million) – an APAC focused private equity fund with a global investor base
  • Acting for one of the world's leading investment managers on the establishment of its private equity and infrastructure fund of funds, setting up “funds-of-one”, advising on its primary and secondary fund investments and on secondary transactions
  • Acting for Proventus on the formation of Proventus Capital Partners III, a SEK12 billion specialty lending fund
  • Acting for Alcentra on its Structured Credit Opportunities Funds platform
  • Acting for a consortium of leading pharma companies on their investment into the UK Dementia Discovery Fund, a ground-breaking collaboration with the UK Government and Alzheimer’s Research UK
  • Acting for Partners Group on several primary investments and secondary transactions
  • Acting for a European private equity firm on a GP-led restructuring of a portfolio of investments



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