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Matthew D. Hansen

Founder & Managing Partner

Financial Services Capital Partners LLP

London, UK

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Matthew’s Biography

Matthew Hansen is Founder & Managing Partner of Financial Services Capital Partners LLP (FSC), the private equity investment firm he set up in 2019. FSC specialises in investments in financial services companies across Europe and sits at the crossroads of financial service investing and technology-enabled value creation in the sector.

With more than two decades of private equity experience, Matt has been responsible for investing over $3 billion of equity capital, with a specific focus on financial services.

Prior to FSC, Matthew co-founded the European arm of a well-respected global private equity firm, also focused on investments in financial services firms. Matthew quickly established a positive reputation and significant presence for the company. During his tenure he sourced and executed half of the deals achieved globally.

Matthew was a Partner and Managing Director of Cerberus Capital Management in London, having joined the New York office in 2002. He was also an Associate at Madison Dearborn Partners, a Chicago-based private equity company specialising in leveraged buyouts....
Matthew Hansen is Founder & Managing Partner of Financial Services Capital Partners LLP (FSC), the private equity investment firm he set up in 2019. FSC specialises in investments in financial services companies across Europe and sits at the crossroads of financial service investing and technology-enabled value creation in the sector.

With more than two decades of private equity experience, Matt has been responsible for investing over $3 billion of equity capital, with a specific focus on financial services.

Prior to FSC, Matthew co-founded the European arm of a well-respected global private equity firm, also focused on investments in financial services firms. Matthew quickly established a positive reputation and significant presence for the company. During his tenure he sourced and executed half of the deals achieved globally.

Matthew was a Partner and Managing Director of Cerberus Capital Management in London, having joined the New York office in 2002. He was also an Associate at Madison Dearborn Partners, a Chicago-based private equity company specialising in leveraged buyouts. He began his career in investment banking at Bear Stearns in New York.

Matthew has significant experience as a board director and sits on the boards of Nymbus and Unión Financiera Asturiana (UFASA). In addition, he is an Executive Member of the Board of The University of Texas Center for Global Business. He has previously served on the boards of Panmure Gordon, Praxia Bank, Illimity Bank and France’s largest independent investment bank, Kepler Cheuvreux.

His charitable activities include support of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the home of the Chelsea Pensioners. He is also President of the University of Texas UK alumni association.

Matt holds MBAs from both Columbia and London Business Schools and is a former student at the Faculty of Business & Economics, University of Melbourne in Australia. He also holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas.
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Matthew’s Newsfeed

Nymbus lands $15m fresh investment from Financial Services Capital

This new figure brings the total invested in Nymbus by the private equity firm to $31 million. 

Yahoo! Finance
Financial Services Capital Founder Matthew Hansen on Opportunities in Europe

CorpGov Editor-in-Chief John Jannarone interviewed Matthew Hansen, the founder of Financial Services Capital.

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Matthew’s Background

Financial Services Capital Partners LLP
Founder & Managing Partner
2019 - Present
London, UK
Financial Services Capital focus on value creation at the operating level as opposed to financial engineering. All of the firm's partners have very extensive operational experience of running large financial services organisations as senior managers in banking, asset management, servicing, broker dealing, payments, credit cards and FinTech companies.
Atlas Merchant Capital
Partner, Head of UK & Europe
2015 - 2019
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. In addition to his roles as Partner and Head of UK & Europe, Matthew Hansen was also a member of the Executive and Investment Committees.
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Matthew’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

The University of Texas Center for Global Business
Executive Member of the Board
Austin, TX, USA
As a member of the Board of The University of Texas' Center for Global Business, Matthew gives his time, energy and expertise to help build the Center's reputation around the world.
Unión Financiera Asturiana (UFASA)
Board Director
May 2021 - Present
Oviedo, ES
Founded in 1984, UFASA is a consumer finance specialist based in Oviedo, Spain.
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Previous Board Positions

BAWAG Bank
Investment & Credit Committees
Vienna, AT
BAWAG Group AG is the listed holding company of BAWAG P.S.K. headquartered in Vienna. The firm applies a low-risk, efficient, simple and transparent business model focused on Austria, Germany and developed markets.
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Outsourcing Solutions Inc.
Creditors' Committee
Chesterfield, MO, USA
Outsourcing Solutions Inc. provides business process outsourcing services. It offers credit authorisation, customer service, bill processing and management,
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Media

TEXPERS Keynote Address 2021
Keynote Speaker
Jun 2021
Matthew Hansen gave the opening keynote speech at the TEXPERS Annual Conference in 2021.

Charitable Interests

Royal Hospital Chelsea
Donor
London, UK
The Royal Hospital Chelsea provides care to around 300 army veterans in purpose-built accommodation designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th Century. The Royal Hospital is a registered charity and relies on donations to help provide the high quality of care the country’s veterans deserve.
University of Texas UK alumni association ("Texas Exes")
President
London, UK
Matthew Hansen is President of the UK Chapter of "Texas Exes", the ex-students' assocation of the University of Texas.

Matthew’s Education

London Business School
Joint Master of Business Administration, Finance-Economics/Finance-Accounting
2006 - 2007
Columbia Business School
Joint Master of Business Administration, Finance, Management
2005 - 2006
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