BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

Matthew is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Acuity and leads the Acuity Advisors’ Deep Tech practice.

Matthew has held senior leadership and corporate finance positions with some of the UK’s most successful and influential technology and consultancy companies. Roles with ARM, McKinsey and Cadence have given Matthew an exceptional insight into a number of the UK’s eminent start-ups.

Matthew has considerable experience across a broad range of technology sectors throughout the UK, US and Asia, ranging from nanotechnology, semiconductor and cleantech to digital media and internet businesses. It’s experience that has given him a robust and well-developed international network. Having also run and successfully exited his own business, Matthew has a deep understanding of the financial and emotional aspects of this demanding process, bringing a unique and authoritative perspective to each business sale.

One of Matthew’s strengths is understanding complex technical value propositions, one of the benefits of training as an electronic engineer. He gets to the heart of what drives a company’s value and communicates this persuasively to potential buyers and investors. Matthew understands a buyer’s motivation intuitively and delivers a compelling rationale for why a business sale should be of strategic interest. His insight consistently yields higher deal values and results in great successes for his clients.

“I really enjoyed working with Andy, Matthew and the Acuity team on this transaction. They presented our business in a compelling way to a global audience, helped us to negotiate a great deal for our employees and shareholders, and provided invaluable support during the completion and due diligence processes. Their particular experience with acquisitions in the semiconductor space, and their attention to detail at all stages, ensured that the whole sale process was a great success. We couldn’t have chosen a better partner.”

ALAN SCOTT
CEO, Argon Design

AFTER WORK

Matthew is married with three children but still finds time to fly (he has a private pilot’s licence), sail and run.