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Matthew Short

Senior Associate

Matt acts for both lenders and sponsors in connection with their acquisition finance transactions, as well as advising both lenders and large corporates on investment-grade financings.

Matt has experience in the domestic and international syndicated and leveraged loan markets, as well as private credit transactions and other capital structures involving high yield bonds and margin loans, amongst other debt products.

Matt has been seconded to the PAI Partners Capital Markets Team in their London office.


Representative matters

The MLAs supporting Silver Lake’s acquisition of Software AG, an industry-leading enterprise software & technology company in Germany.

The lenders in connection with the EUR2bn financing by CVC of La Liga, the top professional football division of the Spanish football league.

Ardian’s buy-out fund on its acquisition of Audiotonix from Astorg and its management.

Perstorp Holding AB (Publ.) - PAI Partners on the EUR590m sale of the caprolactone division of Perstorp to Ingevity Corporation.



Solicitor, England & Wales, 2016


LLB, Leicester University, 2013
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.