Matt is a Managing Director based in Gresham’s Melbourne office. Matt has over 25 years’ experience in investment banking and corporate advisory. Prior to joining Gresham, Matt was Head of Transport & Infrastructure at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which he joined in 2004. Matt has also held senior positions at UBS Australia, Tabcorp, KMPG and Winstar Partnership.
Over his career, Matt has worked with numerous corporate, pension fund and government clients across a broad range of industries including infrastructure, transport, forestry, consumer goods, technology, gaming, finance, engineering, chemicals and packaging. Significant transactions include the acquisition of Geelong Port by the Stonepeak/Spirit Consortium; the bid for Toll Global Express for Platinum Equity; the acquisition of the Port of Melbourne lease by the QIC/Future Fund/GIP/Borealis Consortium; the acquisitions of Nelson Forests and certain Carter Holt Harvey processing assets by OneFortyOne Plantations; the acquisition of the Sunshine Coast airport lease by Palisade Investment Partners; the sale of a number businesses for Aurizon; the acquisition of the SA Government’s forestry assets (ForestrySA) by the Campbell Group/Future Fund Consortium; the sale of AusRegistry to Neustar; Carlyle Infrastructure Partners’ strategic investment in Qube Holdings; the acquisitions of the Cairns and Mackay airports by consortia led by Hastings Funds Management; the sale of DirectLink to APA Group; the acquisition of Australian Railroad Group by QR and Babcock & Brown; the merger of Permanent Trustee with Trust Company of Australia; the takeover of Mildara Blass and Rothbury Wines by Foster’s; the privatisation of BankWest and the IPO of Tabcorp.
Matt was a lead advisor to the Queensland Government in relation to its $15bn privatisation programme which included the sale of Forestry Plantations Queensland, Port of Brisbane, Abbot Point Coal Terminal and Queensland Motorways as well as the IPO of QR National (now Aurizon).
Matt is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, a Chartered Accountant in Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.