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Matthew Owen

Partner

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I’ve been with Sovereign since 2004 and lead the origination team focused on services sectors. Before I joined, I was a partner at Capital Strategies Corporate Finance, where I led the company’s MBO. 

During my time here I’ve been responsible for originating a number of successful investments including; National Fostering Agency, CFFA, Alcumus, Cordium, PICS and SJD, as well as their subsequent acquisitions. It’s been great watching these companies continue to flourish.

...it’s about building that close rapport, understanding their ambitions, and in turn how we can support them.

A strength of Sovereign is our focus on sector knowledge.  The level of research and analysis we do in each sector we look to invest in means we get to know both the markets and the businesses very well. When we make initial contact with a business owner, we already appreciate the quality of the company.  From then, it’s about building that close rapport, understanding their ambitions, and in turn how we can support them.  A great example of this, was Optionis whom we’d known for over eight years before the deal was done.

I studied Business Economics and Computing at the University of Surrey, where I got my BSc. Married with two children, I’m a big fan of go-karting; we’ve done quite a number of go-karting events at Sovereign – nothing to do with me of course…

Areas of Interest

  • GRC
  • Financial Services & Insurance
  • TMT
  • Support Services

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