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E: matt@tenzing.pe

T: +44 (0)20 3282 7560

Matt Nicholson


Matt is the Acquisitions Director at Tenzing.


Working closely with the management teams at each of the 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)
  • Sport – an outrageously competitive amateur at anything, with cycling and football being the real true loves


Definitions of success


  • Winning hearts and minds (and quizzes)
  • Getting Milan out for a beer on a Tuesday night
  • Building an AC Cobra with his son Seb, boyhood & dad goals in one!
  • Finding that place you’ll never forget with people you love


Books & Podcasts


  • Listens to non-fiction for self-improvement and knowledge, turns to gold old fashioned thrillers for relaxation




  • Terrible at watching TV
  • Huge FOMO dictates the majority of life
  • Loves to sing, a chorister to the last


Other insight


No matter who sets the end of the week quiz at Tenzing, Matt nearly always wins. His general knowledge is off the scale. It’s possible he is somehow hard-wired into Wikipedia.

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