Matthew Wilde FCA
Matthew Wilde is a Senior Managing Director in Teneo’s Financial Advisory practice in Dubai having joined Teneo in March 2022 from AlixPartners where he was Middle East regional head of Turnaround & Restructuring Services.
Prior to joining AlixPartners, Matthew led PwC’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice in the Middle East region (since 2013) and earlier led PwC’s Business Restructuring Services teams in the Netherlands, Belgium and Australia. Matthew also worked for many years in PwC’s practice in the UK, in Leeds, Manchester and London.
He is a graduate of the London School of Economics, a chartered accountant (ICAEW) and a qualified insolvency practitioner (JIEB).
Selected Project Experience
Matthew is recognized as one of the Middle East region’s most experienced restructuring advisors with 220+ cases across a career spanning more than 30 years. His 65+ cases in the Middle East region included many of the region’s most important and high profile restructuring cases. Many of Matthew’s cases remain confidential, but those which are in the public domain include:
- Dubai World – one of the region’s largest restructurings, where Matthew was the nominee in the decree 57 scheme of arrangement process which saw US$18bn of debt restructured;
- DryDocks World – where Matthew was the nominee in the decree 57 process which saw US$2.2bn of debt restructured;
- OW Bunker/Dynamic Oil Trading – where he was the liquidator in the first insolvent liquidations in the DMCC free zone of Dubai;
- Al Jaber Group – a major Abu Dhabi construction group, where he was chief restructuring officer;
- Saudi Oger – a major Saudi Arabian construction group, where he advised the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Finance;
- Arabtec – the UAE’s largest listed construction company, where he advised the Group on its options and then assisted in its preparation for liquidation; and
- NMC Healthcare – the UAE’s largest private health care provider, where he was chief restructuring officer;
- Juniper Developments – where Matthew led a team of receivers who completed a major real estate development.
Matthew’s confidential matters have included:
- Project Maya – where he advised the Government in relation to one of the region’s largest construction groups;
- Project Mickey – where he advised the Government in relation to one of the region’s largest real estate development groups;
- Project Jet – where he advised the board and management of another of the region’s largest real estate development groups;
- Project 22 – where he advised one of the region’s largest oil companies on their financing strategy following the 2015 oil shock;
- Project Volume – where he advised another of the region’s largest national oil companies on their financing strategy.