Alan Matthews


Alan is a Partner at Ciesco. He brings a wealth of experience gained from a long and successful career that involves roles as an Investment Banker, a commercial Chief Financial/Operational Officer and an effective Non-Executive Chairman.

With a remarkable track record of raising funds for over 100 companies in both public and private markets, as well as spearheading numerous successful M&A transactions, Alan offers Ciesco clients an extensive network of contacts and a proven ability to bring assignments to a successful conclusion. Some of his recent deals include the sale of MediaPath, a leading media consultancy to Ebiquity plc, the sale of Netzkern, a DXP services provider, to Avedon Capital and a fundraising round for HaloSource, a clean water technology company.

Alan graduated from Pembroke College Cambridge, where he went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant with PwC. He then joined the world of investment banking and for the next 20 years, he worked in equity research, capital markets and corporate finance roles for some of the UK’s best-known mid-cap brokers as well as global banks.

Alan’s career involved working for a private equity group in a series of financial and operational roles for its international portfolio of businesses and acting as NED and NEC with a London-listed business. Prior to joining Ciesco five years ago, Alan worked as the CFO of Anthesis Group, a rapidly growing sustainability services and solutions provider, which was recently acquired by Carlyle Group.  Alan’s role at Anthesis involved equity fundraising to support the group’s expansion & conducting 11 acquisitions across the UK, USA, Germany, UAE, China and the Philippines.


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