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Imad Matar
Middle East Deals Advisory and Transaction Services Leader at PwC Middle East


Professional experience

Imad is one of the founding members of PwC's Transaction Services Group in KSA having joined the Group in 2005. Prior to that, Imad worked for PwC's Transaction Services Group in Lebanon and the Levant region. Imad is one of the most experienced transaction services practitioners in KSA having worked on over 300 transactions during the past 17 years. Imad has led many projects for companies operating in the realt estate, financial services, retail, construction, contracting, manufacturing and healthcare amongst other sectors.

Academic/professional qualifications

 •MBA from the American University of Beirut •US Certified Public Accountant ("CPA")


 •Middle East

Subject matter expertise

 •IPO and M&A Advisory •Financial Assessment and Due Diligence •Private Equity and Investment Advisory •Valuation services 

IPO Experience

Imad led the due diligence of numerous recent successful IPOs on the Saudi Stock Exchange including: Leejam, Zahrat Al Waha, Al Yamamah Steel, L'Azurde, Abdulmohsen Al Hokair Group, Saudi Research and Marketing Group, Herfy, Dar Al Arkan, Takween, Al Tayyar, United International Transportation Company amongst others.

M&A Experience

Imad led due diligence work on the following successful mergers and acquisition transactions:

•The proposed merger of Al Safi and Nadec; •Faisalliah Group’s investment in Maharah; •Jadwa’s investments in Abdulmohsen Al Hokair Establishment, Muhaidib Dental Clinics, Global Environmental Management Services, Gulf Union Foods, Al Zamil Company, United Eastern Medical Services Company and United Matbuli Group; •PIF’s investments in POSCO (South Korean Group) and KAFD (King Abdullah financial District); •Amwal Al Khaleej’s investments in UMARK, Zohoor Al Reef, Body Masters and Ataa Educational Company; •Sanabil’s acquisition of Al Mana Hospitals; •Al Tayyar’s acquisition of Zakher; •Aseer's acquisition of Alessa industries; •Bawan’s acquisition of Inma Pallets; •Fawwaz Al Hokair's acquisition of the Nesk Group; •The successful merger of the Gulf Insulation Group and Al Zamil Industries; •Al Futtaim's acquisition of Guess and Esprit brands; •Al Jomaih’s acquisition of the Pepsi bottling plant in the Eastern Province

Agenda Sessions

  • Middle East In the spotlight: Part 2 – Healthcare