Matthew Shelley

Matthew Shelley

Matthew Shelley
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Matthew Shelley is an associate in Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences groups in London. Mr. Shelley advises clients on a broad range of corporate matters, with a focus on transactions in the life sciences, healthcare, and technology sectors. He has particular experience advising on private equity and venture capital investments/exits, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and re-organizations as well as general corporate matters.


  • Novo Holdings on its lead investment into Roslin Tech, as part of a financing round of £11 million. Roslin Tech is an agriculture biotechnology company, which is developing and commercializing novel biotechnologies for alternative protein sectors and animal health.
  • Grip, an event networking app, on its $13 million Series A financing round led by Kennet Partners.
  • KaNDy Therapeutics, a private clinical-stage biotech, on its sale to Bayer for $425 million upfront with up to $450 million in development milestone payments and triple digit millions in commercial milestones.
  • Nodthera, a biotechnology company developing a new class of potent and selective NLRP3 inflammasome inhibitors for the treatment of diseases driven by chronic inflammation, on its $55 million Series B equity financing.
  • Omers Ventures, the London based venture capital arm of Canadian pension fund Omers, on its Series A investment into Quorso, a business analytics and performance platform.
  • Omers Ventures, as lead investor on its investment into FirstVet as part of a 18.5 million Series B financing round. FirstVet is a Swedish startup that provides pet owners with on-demand video consultations with local, qualified veterinarians.
  • CRV, as lead investor on its investment into GTMHUB, which provides software and services for organisational planning, as part of a $9 million Series A financing round.
  • Duffel, a travel distribution platform, on its $30 million Series B financing round which was led by Index Ventures and with participation from previous venture capital investors.
  • AGC Equity Partners on the sale of 25 Canada Square, currently the largest office building in the United Kingdom.*
  • Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a leading US private equity firm focused primarily on technology and healthcare sectors, on the sale of its portfolio business AIM Software, a leading provider of data management solutions with a specialized focus on the buy-side, to SimCorp, a Danish listed entity, for an enterprise value of 60 million.*
  • HRA Pharma, a portfolio company of Astorg Partners, on the acquisition of the Mederma Brand from Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH.*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin



Legal Practice Course2016

BPP Law School


Graduate Diploma in Law2015

BPP Law School

BA(2:1), Ancient History2014

University of Bristol, Bristol, UK



  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales