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Matthew Rowe

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I joined Sovereign from Barclays where I spent four years exclusively in the UK M&A Advisory team, primarily working in the TMT, Healthcare and Business Services sectors.

It was Sovereign's focus on Buy & Build that first attracted me to the firm and the consistent approach to partnering with entrepreneurial owner-managers to support the growth of their businesses, organically or via acquisitions - it's what sets Sovereign apart.

We take the time to delve deep into a market, understand the drivers of success, and to identify the best businesses to partner with. Post-investment we work closely with management to find the best companies to acquire and the optimum organic growth strategies to pursue to supercharge growth and shareholder value.

Sovereign take the time to delve deep into a market, understand the drivers of success, and to identify the best businesses to partner with.

As part of the investment team, I’ve completed a number of deals with high quality businesses, which our research team originally identified and, over time, built relationships with the owners. Whilst my primary focus is Healthcare & Pharma Services, I also support the delivery of the Buy & Build strategies of portfolio companies in other sectors. With the management team of Premier Park, a leading UK carpark management solutions business, for example, I worked to deliver two of its follow-on acquisitions: iView, the technology provider and ParkWatch, the parking management business, and continue to look for further strategic acquisition opportunities for the business. I also led the successful refinancing of Nurseplus in late-2020.

Outside of work, I enjoy watching international rugby and tennis, shooting in the summer, and in the winter spending as much time as I can on the slopes.

Areas of Interest

  • Business & Tech Services
  • Healthcare & Pharma Services
  • Healthcare Tech
  • Scaling Through Acquisition

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