Matt Hurlburt

National Engineering & Construction Leader, PwC Canada

Matt Hurlburt is a partner and Managing Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance Inc. (PwCCF). He has experience in all aspects of corporate finance, including: private and public company sale transactions; divestitures and carve outs; mergers and acquisitions; debt and equity financings.

Matt has more than 20 years of M&A and financing experience in the role of lead advisor and CFO of a private enterprise. Matt has a strong track record leading complex transactions from ideation to completion. Matt has a broad range of experience across numerous industries, with a focus on Industrials sector.

As PwC’s national leader for Engineering, Construction and Building Products Matt works with a multidisciplinary team, providing insights and strategic advice to clients across the country. Matt’s experience in the sector includes buy-side, sell-side and financing work over the 15 years. Sub-sector expertise includes numerous areas of engineering, construction and building products: heavy civil; water; waste water; environmental; road works; mechanical; electrical; power generation and transmission; real property consulting; project and management; lumber; aggregates.

Engineering

  • Advising the shareholders of a regional firm on succession planning and strategic options assessment
  • Raising private capital for a private  international architectural firm
  • Advised on the sale of a national private engineering firm
  • Facilitated the development of a mid-size Ontario based firm’s M&A strategy
  • Advised on the divestiture of an engineering firm’s non-core construction business
  • Advised Board of a national private engineering firm in the development of their M&A Strategy
  • Advised national private engineering firm on the optimization of the capital structure
  • Advised national private engineering firm on US acquisition strategy and numerous investments
  • Advised national private engineering firm in a merger with a like size firm in Western Canada
  • Advised national private engineering firm in consideration of a sale to a global engineering firm
  • Advised on the structured auction of a western Canadian architectural design firm
  • Advised on the structured auction of a non-core technology division on behalf of an Ontario based engineering firm
  • Advised on the merger of two international firms
  • Advised on the debt capital raise to fund an acquisition on behalf of a professional services firm

Construction

  • Advising on the acquisition of an aggregates and roadworks business
  • Advising on the carve out and structured sale of an infrastructure construction company
  • Advising on the acquisition of a North American electrical contracting company
  • Advised on the recapitalization of an aggregates business
  • Advised on a dividend recapitalization transaction for a large regional construction company
  • Advised the special committee of the Board of Directors of a Western Canadian construction company in a proposed merger
  • Advised the special committee of the Board of Directors of a national construction company in a proposed merger
  • Advised national private general contractor on the prospective acquisition of a Western Canadian earthworks business
  • Advised a regional road construction and aggregates business on a strategic investment in an aggregates business
  • Advised a bridge construction company in a review of strategic alternatives and raising capital
  • Advised the management team on the MBO of the Canadian mechanical and electrical contracting business from their US public parent
  • Advised on the acquisition of a specialty electrical contractor in the nuclear sector

Experience

  • Private and public company sale transactions
  • Divestitures and carve outs
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Debt and Equity