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Nicholas Matulovich

Partner

Credence Capital

London, UK

Nicholas Matulovich

Biography

Nick Matulovich is a chartered accountant and an experienced finance and M&A professional with a focus in the commercial real estate and hedge fund industries.

As Chief Financial Officer of Rockcastle Global Real Estate Company Ltd, Nick executed the merger with New Europe Property Investments PLC (NEPI) in July 2017 to form NEPI Rockcastle PLC, which is the largest real estate company in Central and Eastern Europe with a portfolio of dominant retail centres exceeding €5bn in value.

Nick was a member of the team that founded Rockcastle in 2011 and was directly responsible for the development of a finance function across 7 countries and together with the company’s CEO, led all M&A functions of the business. In addition, he served as the COO of the hedge fund side of the business (with gross assets exceeding €2bn). Following the merger, Nick became an Executive Director and focused on the company’s funding profile (leading secured debt negotiations, capital markets transactions and equity roadshows) as well as leading the M&A and tax functions.

At the time when Rockcastle was founded, Nick was the Group Finance Manager for a leading South African property company where he was involved in new initiatives across Africa and Europe, as well as overseeing the company’s tax structuring.

During his years at Ernst & Young, Nick spent time in both the Transaction Tax division, which was the most successful M&A advisory businesses in Africa, and the Assurance division with clients in the financial services and private equity sectors.

A graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Nick has lectured undergraduate and postgraduate students in Taxation and Auditing at the same university. Nick has an MCom (Taxation) and is a CA(SA) and is now based in London.

Nicholas Matulovich’s Background

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Credence Capital
Partner
Apr 2019 - Present
London, UK
Consulting to the real estate industry on topics of treasury management, listed security operational platform implementation, M&A and tax strategy. Current clients include large listed REITs and Private Equity clients. Leading the launch of 3 new real estate private equity funds.
Executive Director
Jul 2017 - Mar 2019
London, UK
NEPI Rockcastle owns, manages & develops dominant retail properties in the following Central & Eastern European countries: Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Czech Republic & Serbia. NEPI Rockcastle is the result of the merger between New Europe Property Investments PLC (NEPI) and Rockcastle Global Real Estate Company Ltd in July 2017.
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Other Business Interests

Lecturer (then Visting Lecturer)
Jan 2009 - Dec 2010
Johannesburg, ZA
Nick presented lectures and evaluated students, covering a variety of topics on Taxation and Auditing to classes of around 400 third year undergraduates and more than 250 postgraduate students. Nick was also responsible for setting & marking examinations for the aforementioned courses.

Nicholas Matulovich’s Education

BAccSci (cum laude), Accountancy
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