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Matthew Benson

Partner, Transaction Support Leader Europe, Middle East, India & Africa (EMEIA) at EY


Matthew is based in EY’s Dubai office and leads EY’s Transaction Support team, including Financial Due Diligence, Commercial Due Diligence, and Corporate Finance Strategy across Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa (EMEIA), with a specific focus on in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for the last three years. Prior to that Matthew worked for EY’s Transaction Advisory Services team in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, for fourteen years, after starting in EY’s audit practice in London.

As well as leading buy-side and sell-side transaction support engagements for both corporate and private equity clients, key developments that Matthew is involved in digital due diligence, data analytics, and advice in relation to purchase price mechanics and addressing due diligence findings into sale and purchase agreements for domestic and inbound clients.

Matthew is also the chairman of the ICAEW’s Middle East Corporate Finance Faculty panel.