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About
Matthew

Matthew Hocking has 15 years of informal and formal restructuring experience working in the Client Solutions team at HLB Mann Judd.

Matthew has had experience in a variety of insolvency appointments including voluntary administrations, deeds of company arrangement, provisional & official liquidations, members’ and creditors’ voluntary liquidations, receiverships and personal insolvency as well as various informal restructuring appointments.

Matthew has experience assisting clients and stakeholders in distressed situations across a wide variety of industries including property, mining, manufacturing, hospitality, technology start-ups, professional services and retail.

Matthew attempts to bring a pragmatic and commercial approach to issues facing distressed businesses in order to develop an efficient solutions-based framework to achieve the best outcomes for clients and relevant stakeholders.

Some of Matt’s most significant recent engagements have included:

  • Voluntary administration of 22 Entities relating to nine Property Developments sites in NSW & QLD;
  • Successful restructure and completion of sale transaction of Lakecoal coal mine in receivership;
  • Successful restructure and recapitalisation of Indus Group, a large mining services business in WA through the voluntary administration process;
  • Fintech Lender that provided an online platform that provides a marketplace for business borrowers;
  • Successful completion of sale agreement and continued trading of Basler Australia, a high-end fashion retail business encompassing numerous retail sites across Australia through voluntary administration;
  • Traxion Group, a national manufacturing and maintenance business providing services predominately to the rail industry; and
  • Woodhead, a highly regarded architectural firm with offices across Australia and in Singapore.

Areas of expertise

  • Informal restructuring
  • Business improvement
  • Formal Insolvency
  • Strategic Planning and Management
  • Safe Harbour advice
  • Working Capital Management

Qualifications & memberships

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) University of Adelaide
  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Member of the Australian Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA)
  • Registered Liquidator