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Matthew D. Hansen

Chief Executive Officer

Growers Edge

Johnston, IA, USA


Matthew D. Hansen
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Matthew’s Biography

Matthew D. Hansen is CEO of Growers Edge. With over two decades of private equity experience, he has been responsible for investing over $3 billion of equity capital.

Matt was Managing Partner of Financial Services Capital Partners LLP (FSC), the private equity investment firm he founded 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.

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...
Matthew D. Hansen is CEO of Growers Edge. With over two decades of private equity experience, he has been responsible for investing over $3 billion of equity capital.

Matt was Managing Partner of Financial Services Capital Partners LLP (FSC), the private equity investment firm he founded 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.

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

Growers Edge Announces New Leadership

Growers Edge, the industry-leading agricultural financial technology company, has announced that Matt Hansen will take on the role of Chief Executive Officer.

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. 

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Matthew’s Background

Growers Edge
Chief Executive Officer
Jan 2024 - Present
Johnston, IA, USA
Growers Edge provides proprietary data insights, financial technology tools, warranty-backed crop plans and lending solutions to help ag retailers, manufacturers and farm mortgage originators across the U.S. deliver relevant solutions to farmers quickly.
 
Financial Services Capital Partners LLP
Founder & Managing Partner
2019 - 2023
London, UK
Matthew founded and built the platform, raised and closed the fund and invested in 4 companies, all of which are doing well.
 
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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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Interviews

SuperReturn International 2022: Interview with Matthew Hansen
Jun 2022
Berlin, DE
Matt Hansen is interviewed at SuperReturn International and discusses specialisation and sustainable competitive advantage.
 
SuperReturn Insights: In conversation with Matthew Hansen
Nov 2021
Berlin, DE
Matthew Hansen is interviewed by Emma Walden at SuperReturn International 2021 in Berlin.
 

Speaking Engagements

5th Annual Private Equity San Francisco Forum
Speaker
Nov 2022
San Francisco, CA, USA
Matthew D. Hansen was a speaker at the 5th Annual Private Equity San Francisco Forum where he discussed value investing and FSC’s unique strategy.
 
SuperReturn International 2022
Speaker
Nov 2022
Berlin, DE
SuperReturn International is the world's largest venture capital and private equity event. Matt Hansen took part in a discussion entitled 'Mid-market: the real engine of private equity: is specialisation the best way to seek sustainable competitive advantage?'
 
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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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