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Matt Cook

(Head of Commercial) - Partner

Matt is a partner of Bright Solicitors and leads the firm’s corporate and commercial services department. Matt joined Bright Solicitors in 2007 and has built a large client following of predominantly owner managed businesses throughout the UK.

Matt specialises in corporate matters assisting owners on various corporate events including restructuring, mergers, acquisitions, demergers, employee ownership trust buyouts and day-to-day corporate activities.

Matt brings a wealth of commercial experience to his practice and seeks to achieve the best outcome for his clients by getting a better understanding of their needs and aspirations, so that he and his team can truly add value to their clients’ businesses. He is a firm believer in building successful long-term relationships and taking a pragmatic and commercial approach to issues, which is aided by his approachable manner on client work.

Relevant experience includes advising on:

- Advising London and Plymouth based Darwin Acquisitions and The Key Support Services Limited on acquisition of educational software firm Ortoo Technologies;
- Advising shareholders in the sale of The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, one of Plymouth’s landmark buildings and selling from a list price of £6m to Singapore based Fragrance Group;
- Assisting South East air conditioning company in the demerger of its businesses. The transaction involved a company group value of £45m and involved the transfer of property and business assets allowing subsequent disposals;
- Advising on the sale of one of the UK’s largest affiliate market companies in sale to private equity backed US buyer;
- Demerger of £50m+ South West based property holding company into 7 separate businesses;
- Sale of online business Mutts & Hounds to The Scram Group.

“Matt is superb. If we have an issue, we can talk it through no problem.”

“In all my years of business I rarely meet people who are as hard working, committed and professional and I have really appreciated your support”

“Matt has provided us with timely, honest and practical advice throughout the course of our dealings with him and was a great support in selling our company from beginning to end”

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