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Matt Crane

Matt Crane

Director, Restructuring & Value Creation, Deal Advisory

KPMG in Thailand

Matt has over 10 years of advisory experience, supporting clients to understand and address complex challenges across strategy, operations and cash flow management across distressed, restructuring and deal situations. He has extensive experience providing support to organizations in understanding their current and future cash flow and funding requirements and supporting discussions with external stakeholders including banks and suppliers. Matt’s experience includes leading complex debt restructuring situations in Thailand and negotiations with Thai banks.

Background

  • Matt has over 10 years of advisory experience,  supporting clients understand and address complex challenges across strategy, operations and cash flow management in both deal and restructuring situations.
  • Matt works closely with clients to support delivery of sustainable value improvements. His collaborative style is critical to achieving the broad organisational support for change, which is critical to the sustained delivery of benefits.
  • Matt has extensive experience providing support to organisations in understanding their current and future cash flow and funding requirements and supporting discussions with external stakeholders including banks and suppliers.
  • Matt's client base ranges from owner managed to FTSE100, as well as a number of Private-Equity owned businesses and he has led successful cash improvement programmes across EMEA, the US and Asia-Pacific.
Areas of expertise
Deal Advisory Financial Restructuring
Education and qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science from the University of Bath, UK

Accreditation
  • Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

Professional and industry experience
  • Led the corporate and debt restructuring for a distressed Thailand based Tier 1 Automotive supplier, including business planning, stakeholder communication and negotiations, and turnaround support

  • Supported purchaser of a distressed UK steel asset, leading the pre day 1 planning and post day 1 separation of the finance function, with a focus on cash flow and treasury management

  • Supported the European arm of a leading Asia Pacific professional services firm with a cash flow review, funding analysis and negotiation with lenders and shareholders

  • Delivered a working capital reduction programme at a leading international law firm delivering a release of cash equating to 5% of turnover in under nine months, reducing net debt by 20% as a result.

  • Led a working capital optimisation review of a leading UK automotive dealership, identifying cash levers specific to the industry and identifying cash release opportunities in excess of 1% of turnover.

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