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Matthew D. Hansen

Atlas Merchant Capital

London, UK

Head of Europe, Partner

Atlas Merchant Capital

Matthew D. Hansen
Biography
Matthew D. Hansen, recently joined Atlas Merchant Capital as Partner and Head of Europe. Atlas is an operationally focused investment fund focused on investments in the financial services space in situations where we support management teams to grow businesses, add stability, and create value. Prior to Atlas, he was a Partner and Head of European Private Equity for Cerberus in London. Mr. Hansen joined Cerberus Capital Management in New York in 2002 where he sourced, executed, managed, monitored and exited distressed debt and control private equity investments for 14 years.

Matthew D. Hansen’s Newsfeed

12 Apr 2017
Panmure chief Patric Johnson to step down after Atlas takeover

Matthew Hansen, head of UK and Europe for Atlas, said his company would look to "build upon Panmure Gordon's existing strengths, to broaden the scope of its business and to create a high-quality boutique investment bank"."We are particularly pleased that Ian Axe will be responsible for this next chapter in Panmure Gordon's venerable history, given his impressive track record."

17 Mar 2017
The Guardian
Former Barclays chief Bob Diamond to buy Panmure Gordon

Diamond did not comment in a statement confirming the deal, but Matthew Hansen, boss of Atlas in the UK and Europe, said: “We believe there is significant opportunity for Atlas, in partnership with QInvest, to apply our operational skills and financial services expertise to enhance Panmure Gordon’s strong reputation and build a larger, successful boutique investment bank".

Matthew D. Hansen’s Background

Head of Europe, Partner
2016 - Present
London, UK
Atlas Merchant Capital is a principal investment firm specialised to invest in the financial services industry, particularly in areas of capital intensity, with an opportunity for growth.
Partner and Managing Director
2002 - 2015
New York, US
Matthew is responsible for our private equity efforts in Europe and joined Cerberus in 2002.  He focused primarily on acquisitions of controlling equity interests in companies involved in the financial services industries. In addition to private equity, he executed over 20 distressed debt investments and sat on numerous credit committees in a wide variety of industries.
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Other Business Interests

Board of Directors
New York, US
Greentree offers direct financing and specialized consulting services.
Board of Directors
Fort Valley, US
The Blue Bird Corporation is an American bus manufacturer that specialise in the manufacturing of school buses.
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Matthew D. Hansen’s Education

Masters of Business Administration
2005 - 2007
MBA
2005 - 2007
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