Matthew Houlden



Financial Advisory


London, United Kingdom

Matthew Houlden is a Director within the Private Capital Advisory group at Lazard, where he focuses exclusively on advising European sponsors and private markets investors on secondary market liquidity solutions. Matthew is CFA qualified and, in 2021 & 2022 respectively, was named by various industry publications as one of the “Next Generation Leaders of Secondaries” and “Most Influential Experts in Fund Financing.”

Matthew joined Lazard in 2018 from Lloyds Bank, where he was previously part of their private markets fund financing practice. Matthew holds a BA in Economics from Exeter University.

Our offices in the United Kingdom

Lazard has been a leading player in the United Kingdom's financial centre since the firm opened its first London office in 1877. Today, the U.K. remains one of the largest operations in Lazard’s global network.

Based in the heart of one of the world’s most international and connected financial hubs, with unrivalled access to global markets, Lazard U.K. advises clients on strategic matters including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, debt and capital structure and capital raising.

Lazard's client relationships are built on trust and discretion, drawing on 175 years of experience working with leading businesses globally.