Live Oak Advisors was created to help middle market businesses and their sponsors succeed when faced with the hardest financial challenges.

Even the strongest businesses face moments where financial challenges threaten success. It might be an important structural change, a merger or acquisition, key employee transition, or a test in managing growth. At these times, having accurate knowledge and confident, careful expertise is essential. The right experience and understanding of financial markets can save a company money, time, and endless headaches.

We partner with motivated and proven management teams to develop targeted solutions to your company’s specific financial challenges; then we’ll execute them in ways that are complete and cost-effective.


Live Oak Advisors can provide your company with the rarest of business objectives: financial peace of mind.

Motivated Leadership

Matthew Hinson is the Principal of Live Oak Advisors. His experience spans several industries, including energy, construction, manufacturing, consumer retail, and healthcare.


Prior to forming Live Oak, Matt was a Senior Associate with the Alvarez & Marsal Transaction Advisory Group in Atlanta. In addition to advising clients in deal-related matters, Matt served as interim financial management for multiple companies. Prior to joining A&M, Matt was an investment banking analyst with Fifth Third Capital Markets in Atlanta, where he participated in multiple corporate finance engagements, including debt recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts.

Prior to Fifth Third, Mr. Hinson was a Senior Auditor with Deloitte in Charlotte, North Carolina, providing audit and attest services to large publicly-held companies and middle market firms.

Mr. Hinson earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accountancy from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Transforming change into opportunity