Matt Nicholson

Matt is an Acquisitions Director at Tenzing.

Working closely with the management teams at each of our portfolio companies, Matt’s focus is on M&A strategy and the successful identification and execution of bolt-on acquisitions.

Following a couple of formative years in IT recruitment, Matt started out with Deloitte in Leeds, training in Audit before moving to Corporate Finance and spending 11 years working with both corporate and private equity clients.

Matt loves to create opportunities and build relationships in business and was drawn immediately to the Tenzing team and the chance to join a new fund with a real desire to do things differently.

The opportunity to create value with the entrepreneurs themselves through a dedicated focus on strategic acquisitions is proving to be a great privilege.


  • Family & friends – ideally with them in a beautiful location with a beer
  • Anywhere outside – big skies, mountains, the sea, castles – it’s Matt’s ambition to walk the length of the country in his old age
  • The North – proud Lancastrian living in Yorkshire, trying to educate the rest of the Tenzing team on the wonders of both (and in some cases where they both are)

Definitions of success

  • Winning hearts and minds
  • Getting Milan out for a beer on a Tuesday night
  • Building an AC Cobra with his son Seb, boyhood & dad goals in one!