Matthew Donahue is a director in the Amsterdam office, where he leads the fixed asset team within the Valuation Advisory Services practice. Before joining the Amsterdam office in January 2018, Matthew worked in the San Francisco office as part of the machinery and equipment team.

Matthew's primary responsibilities include valuing fixed assets (property, plant and equipment) for financial and tax reporting, purchase price allocations, insurance appraisals, asset-based lending, fixed asset due diligence, fresh start accounting, property tax consulting, bankruptcy and liquidation studies, and impairment issues for various types of businesses.

During his time in the San Francisco office, Matthew’s work focused primarily around the technology, media and telecom sector, with a specific focus on the valuation of semiconductor fabrication facilities, data centers, photovoltaic cell manufacturing plants and telecommunications equipment. Since moving to Amsterdam, Matthew’s industry coverage has broadened, with much of his work coming from more general industrial manufacturing, industrial chemicals, paints and coatings, storage and logistics, animal nutrition and aquafeed, as well as liquid storage terminals, to name a few. 

Some of Matthew’s recent engagement highlights include the valuation of tangible fixed assets associated with over 50 worldwide chemical plants, with assets valued at more than EUR 4 billion (bn) out of the total deal size of EUR 10 bn and the valuation of six semiconductor fabrication facilities in Asia with a combined value close to USD 9 bn.

Matthew has been involved with valuations of both domestic and international business assets, with personal experience visiting facilities in over 20 countries including Canada, Germany, Japan, the UK and the U.S. Matthew is fluent in Spanish and has conducted over 10 site visits in Mexico.

Matthew received a B.S. in finance from The University of Denver with a minor in Spanish. He is also an American Society of Appraisers Candidate and has completed coursework for ME201, ME202, ME203 and ME204.

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