Matthew Elliott - Partner


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Professional Profile

Matthew Elliott is a corporate partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. His practice focuses on private equity and real estate. He has experience in advising a full range of stakeholders across public and private corporate transactions, M&A, joint ventures and securities offerings. Matthew has been recognized as a leading private equity attorney by The Legal 500 UK and is listed as a dealmaker in The Lawyer Hot 100 2018.

Representative Matters

Ares on the acquisition of a portfolio of mixed use commercial properties across Europe.

GIC as part of a consortium acquiring a 55% a stake in the real estate assets of French multinational hotel group AccorHotels for approximately €4.4 billion.

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, one of the largest global hospitality companies, on its sale of its European vacation rental business to Platinum Equity for approximately US$1.3 billion.

Oaktree Capital Management on the sale of its Spanish student housing business to GSA. The portfolio consisted of both live and development assets in Barcelona and Madrid.

Oaktree Capital Management on the carve out and sale of its UK student housing business to a consortium of GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, and global student accommodation firm GSA.

GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, on its €2.4 billion acquisition of P3 Logistic Parks, a leading specialist pan-European owner, developer and manager of logistics properties, from TPG Real Estate and Ivanhoé Cambridge.

Indigo Capital on its sale of Premier Research, a leading middle-market contract research organisation, to Metalmark Capital.

Brookfield Property Partners on its acquisition of GL Europe RE Holdings SARL, a U.K. student accommodation platform, from Avenue Capital. The transaction was Brookfield’s first European investment in student housing.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Matthew's representative matters included advising:

Brookfield Property Partners on its successful (non recommended) takeover of Songbird Estates PLC and Canary Wharf Group in consortium with Qatar Investment Authority.

Oaktree Capital on its capitalisation of a life assurance business and subsequent platform acquisitions.

Apollo Real Estate and Delancey on the take private of Minerva Plc.

Teachers (Henderson) on the capitalisation of Neinver's pan European outlet mall portfolio and operating business.

Ares on the restructuring of its debt and equity interests in the Telford portfolio and subsequent onsale to Orion Capital.

Public Sector Pension Investment Board (Canada) on its co-investment alongside SEGRO plc (an LSE listed property fund) in respect of SEGRO’s pan-European logistics portfolio.

Dubai World on the sale of Gazeley to Brookfield Property Partners.

Cerberus Capital Management on the £187m acquisition of the Admiral Taverns Group from Lloyds Bank.

Arcapita bank in relation to its monetisation (out of Chapter 11) of its controlling interests in its European logistics business (PointPark Properties) and on-sale to TPG.

Pimco on a number of its investments including:

  • its acquisition (in consortium) of a controlling interest in a listed Polish operating and development company.
  • its consortium bid to acquire a €7bn portfolio of Spanish NPLs (Project Hercules).
  • on their joint ventures with NewRiver Retail Limited for the acquisition of a portfolio of UK retail centres.

Prior Experience

Partner, 2010-2015
Managing Associate, 2004-2010
Associate, 2000-2004
Trainee Solicitor (Linklaters Tokyo), 1999-2000
Trainee Solicitor, 1998-1999

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