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Matt Lyons

Partner, Investment Committee member

Matt joined Vespa Capital in 2008. He has been involved in the acquisitions of James Villas, Imagesound, WSP Textiles, Chase Search & Selection, Com Laude, Bluecrest and SelectScience. Matt’s prime responsibilities are deal origination, transaction processing and investment monitoring. He is currently a board member for Bluecrest and SelectScience.

Prior to joining Vespa Capital, Matt was a partner at Montagu Private Equity, working on 18 deals, virtually all of which were cross border transactions. These investments were made out of the UK, France, Germany and the Nordic region. From 2003, Matt ran Montagu’s Nordic team. Prior to Montagu, Matt worked for two years in Mizuho’s leverage finance team arranging senior and mezzanine debt for management buy outs.

Between 1994 and 1998, Matt worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Matt is a University of Bristol economics graduate.

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