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.
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 a private equity fund focused on investments in the financial services space. Matthew was also a member of the Executive and Investment Committees.
Previously, he was a Partner & Head of European Private Equity for Cerberus in London. Mr Hansen joined the New York office in 2002 and worked there for over 13 years. Prior to his role at Cerberus, Matthew worked at LBO firm Madison Dearborn Partners in Chicago and London. He started his career as an investment banker at Bear Stearns in New York.
Matthew 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.
Matthew 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.