Matthew Wilde leads restructuring practice of AlixPartners

02 June 2020 Consultancy-me.com

Matthew Wilde, the former Head of Corporate Finance and Restructuring at PwC in the Middle East, has joined AlixPartners at a time “when it really matters” for the region amid a spike in turnaround activity as a result of the Covid-19-induced downturn.

Wilde has in recent years been involved in many of the biggest restructuring situations in the region, including Al Jaber Group, OW Bunker, DryDocks World, Dubai World and NMC, making him one of the more well-known leaders in the insolvency and crisis management domain. 

At AlixPartners, a global consulting firm with over 20 offices worldwide, including three in the Middle East (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Riyadh), Wilde has been appointed a Managing Director (equivalent to partner) based in Dubai, and the leader of its Turnaround & Restructuring team in the Middle East.

Matthew Wilde, Managing Director, AlixPartners

He previously served as an independent Chief Restructuring Officer, and before that he was a partner at PwC for nearly 20 years. He led PwC’s restructuring businesses in the Netherlands, Australia, and most recently he headed the firm’s restructuring practice in the Middle East. 

During his career, he has worked on 200+ turnaround, restructuring and debt advisory cases, specialising in insolvency, operational restructuring, financial restructuring, mergers & acquisitions and debt & capital advisory services. Wilde’s works across sectors, but has gained extensive experience in construction, real estate, oil & gas, healthcare, retail and consumer products. 

Commenting on the addition, Simon Freakley, the global CEO of AlixPartners said: “We are pleased to welcome Matthew to the firm. At a time when companies in the Middle East are dealing with intense uncertainty and disruption, Matthew’s excellent local relationships and deep regional knowledge, coupled with his widely acknowledged technical skill, will be critical in helping companies dealing with their challenges.”

In the Middle East, AlixPartners is led by Gabriel Chahine, a veteran of Strategy& and formerly Booz & Company and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Meanwhile, in the United States, AlixPartners yesterday acquired Matrix Economics, a Boston-based boutique antitrust consultancy.