Keith Pickering

Keith Pickering
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0500
T: +44 (0) 115 957 8233

Keith has been leading transactions for clients for over 20 years, the last 16 at Catalyst.

He predominantly works with private company owners and management teams on company sales and private equity transactions.

Notable deals include the sale of Steelite International to US-based PNC Riverarch Capital and the management buy-outs of Synseal Extrusions,  NRS Healthcare and the sales of Electric Center, Williams Medical Supplies and Jackson Building Centres. Keith leads the Construction sector team at Catalyst and internationally for Mergers Alliance, Catalyst’s international partnership organisation. He regularly writes for the sector's leading publications including BMJ. Keith is also a member of Catalyst’s international Industrials sector team.

Additionally, Keith is Chairman of Mergers Alliance and in this role works closely with our international partners to further develop the seamless cross-border service delivered to our clients.

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, Keith spent his pre Catalyst years at the successor firms of PwC and Deloitte, including a three year period in the Far East, operating out of Hong Kong.

Married with two daughters, when not supporting their hockey exploits from the side lines, he enjoys a round of golf and 'endures' being a Notts County supporter.

Outside of Catalyst, he is a Non-Executive director of a listed Venture Capital Trust, a member of the East Midlands Bank of England Advisory Committee and, until recently, a Governor at Trent College, a leading independent school in the East Midlands. 


Catalyst advises Rutland Partners on its investment in Armitage Pet Care

Catalyst has advised Rutland Partners on its acquisition of Armitage Pet Care, the largest independent manufacturer and supplier of premium branded pet treats and accessories in the UK. 

Catalyst advises MML Partners on investment in IT managed service provider CSI

Catalyst has advised MML Partners on its £36m investment in CSI, a leading IT Managed Service provider to the UK mid-market 

Catalyst advises shareholders on the £29m sale of Entanet to CityFibre

Catalyst has advised shareholders on the £29m sale of Entanet to listed communication infrastructure provider CityFibre  

Catalyst advises leading ignition supplier Standard Brands on sale

Catalyst has advised Standard Brands (UK) Ltd, the international ignition supplier that includes the ZIP and Sunny Jim brands, on its sale to the SHS Group. 

Catalyst advises McNicholas as Kier makes investment

Catalyst has advised the shareholders of McNicholas, a leading infrastructure services provider in the UK, on its sale to Kier plc.  
“By placing Partners and Directors at the front line of a deal, our clients get advice directly from our most experienced people. Our clients do not pay for inexperienced people to be trained on the job.”