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Hannam & Partners
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DLA Piper

Matthew Hansen

Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Financial Services Capital Partners LLP

London, UK

Matthew Hansen


Matthew D. Hansen founded Financial Services Capital Partners LLP in 2019, after leaving Atlas Merchant Capital as the Head of UK & Europe. Financial Services Capital Partners sits at the intersection of financial services investing and technology-enabled value creation in the financial services space. With over 20 years’ experience of private equity investing, Mr. Hansen has invested $3 billion of equity capital, with a dedicated focus on financial services throughout his career.

Matthew was the Founder and Head of Atlas Merchant Capital’s UK & European business and sourced and executed half of the deals Atlas achieved globally. Atlas is an operationally focused private equity fund focused on investments in the financial services space. Member of the Executive Committee and Investment Committee.

Previously, he was a Partner & Head of European Private Equity for Cerberus in London. Mr. Hansen joined the New York office in 2002 where he worked for over 13 years. Prior to Cerberus, he worked at LBO firm Madison Dearborn Partners in Chicago & London and he started his career as an investment banker at Bear Stearns in New York.

Mr. Hansen recently served on the Board of Panmure Gordon; Praxia Bank in Greece; Illimity Bank in Italy and the Board of France’s largest independent investment bank, Kepler Cheuvreux. He is involved with several charities including the Royal Chelsea Hospital Pensioners.

Mr. Hansen holds MBAs from Columbia University & London Business School and he is an alumnus of the Faculty of Business & Economics at the University of Melbourne in Australia and earned a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. Matthew is part of the senior leadership team of The University of Texas Alumni Association and is President of the UK organization.

Matthew Hansen’s Newsfeed

City AM
Former Barclays boss Bob Diamond takes stake in French brokerage in post-Mifid II play

Matthew Hansen, the head of UK and Europe for AMC, said: “The decision to invest in Kepler Cheuvreux was based on an analysis of their market leading positions in pan-European research, advisory and execution. In research, which is the cornerstone of their business, they have the largest research coverage in mainland Europe and are prospering in the post Mifid II research environment.” 

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."

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Matthew Hansen’s Background

Founder & Chief Investment Officer
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 organizations as senior managers in banking, asset management, servicing, broker dealing, payments, credit cards & FinTech companies.
Head of the UK & Europe, Partner
Jan 2015 - Jun 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.
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Other Business Interests

Investment Committee
Vienna, AT
BAWAG Group AG is the listed holding company of BAWAG P.S.K., with its headquarters in Vienna, the firm applies a low-risk, efficient, simple & transparent business model focused on Austria, Germany and developed markets.
Board of Directors
Paris, FR
Kepler Cheuvreux is a leading independent European financial services company which specializes in research, execution & advisory services.
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Matthew Hansen’s Education

Masters of Business Administration
2005 - 2007
2005 - 2007
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