Matthew Pearson

Matthew Pearson

Director, Corporate Finance

Areas of expertise

Corporate finance: acquisitions; disposals; management buyouts; finance-raising; business planning and strategic advice.


Matthew has worked in corporate finance for over 15 years, mainly in the private company sector. He has extensive experience in project-managing transactions for clients and is involved in providing strategic advice to medium-sized enterprises with transactional experience drawn across a wide range of sectors.

He qualified as a chartered accountant with a Big Four firm and joined the Smith & Williamson Corporate Finance department in 2001.

Matthew has worked on a diverse range of projects including acquisitions and disposals, management buyouts, finance-raising and due diligence.

Notable achievements

  • Disposal of TRM Packaging Limited, one of the leading independent corrugated packaging manufacturers in the UK, to DS Smith Group plc.
  • Acquisition advice and transaction support on the acquisition by MxP Partners of Amber Taverns, a community pub company which owned and operated 85 pubs in the North of England.
  • Disposal of CGI, a leading designer and supplier of branding solutions and external graphics to a global Automotive and Aerospace customer base, to Mobeus Equity Partners.
  • Disposal of a UK passenger transport business to a major European transport group.

Professional qualifications/memberships

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and member of its corporate finance faculty.

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