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Matthew L. Austin

Managing Director

Matt brings a desire to help clients through strategic business changes and is passionate about creating new insights that help businesses operate better and financially prosper. He enjoys working with people, is fascinated about data and enjoys rolling up his sleeves in any capacity.

Matt began his career as an analyst with BB&T Capital Markets, focusing primarily on mergers & acquisitions. After BB&T Capital Markets, he worked with Virginia Capital Partners, LLC, a small Richmond based private equity firm where he focused on transactions in a variety of sectors including specialty consumer services, traditional media, wireless communications, specialty insurance, and healthcare. Most recently, Matt worked with NewMarket Corporation (NYSE: NEU), a leader globally in petroleum additives and specialty chemicals. While at NewMarket, he led the Analytics and Financial Planning & Analysis team for the business units, the supply team, the research & development team and the North & Latin America sales regions.

Matt spends his free time with his wife and twins, Maddie and Connor. He enjoys running, biking and sports of any variety.

Specialty Areas

  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Analytics

Industry Areas of Focus

  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Healthcare
  • Wireless Communications
  • Traditional Media
  • Specialty consumer services
  • Excess & Surplus Lines Insurance


  • Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a concentration in Finance, University of Virginia (2000)
  • Master of Decision Analytics, Virginia Commonwealth University

Professional Activities and Civic Associations

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Board of Trustees