Managing Director & Head of UK and European Business
Atlas Merchant Capital
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."
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".