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Matthew Bourke

Senior Associate – Capital Markets; Corporate, M&A and Private Equity

Matthew has an innate ability to work hard and focus on the transaction at hand, which is supported by his conscientious approach to planning and organisation. He has a particularly strong attention to detail and works to achieve maximum efficiency, whilst being diligent and punctual. He approaches his work with a friendly and positive attitude and seeks to maintain open communication with clients.

As a capital markets and M&A advisor, Matthew’s experience spans a broad range of areas, including initial public offerings, secondary capital raisings, hybrid offerings, share and asset acquisitions and disposals, business structuring and regulatory requirements. He has experience in the energy and resources sector, having acted for a range of local and multinational companies (listed and unlisted), and has worked on transactions in the agribusiness industry.

Matthew has a keen interest in mental health issues, fitness and enjoys challenging himself in various sports. He also actively supports health research to help drive medical advances.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Matthew worked for Clayton Utz.


Equity Capital Markets; Private Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Governance and Corporate Advisory



  • Bachelor of Laws – University of Notre Dame, Fremantle WA
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Major: Finance) – University of Notre Dame, Fremantle WA
  • Admitted to practice in New South Wales



  • Acted for Primewest on its $350 million IPO listing of Primewest Group Limited and Primewest Property Fund, which was one of the largest IPO listings of 2019.
  • Acted for Bravura Solutions as issuer counsel on its IPO listing on the ASX.
  • Acted for Boral Entitlement Offer as joint lead manager counsel in its $2 billion secondary capital raising, which was the largest of its type in 2016.
  • Acted for Marley Spoon as issuer counsel on its IPO listing on the ASX.
  • Assisted with the sale by Suntory of its food and instant coffee business in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore to The Kraft Heinz Company for $290 million.