Keith Pickering

Keith Pickering
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0500
T: +44 (0) 115 957 8233
E: keithpickering@catalystcf.co.uk

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. He regularly writes for the sector's leading publications including BMJ.

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 PCMS Group on its sale to a management buy-out team backed by Inflexion Private Equity

Catalyst has advised PCMS Group, a leading provider of point-of-sale software and services for major retailers, on its sale to a management buy-out team, backed by Inflexion Private Equity.  

Catalyst advises Caledonia Investments plc on the sale of The Sloane Club

Catalyst has advised Caledonia Investments plc on the sale of The Sloane Club, the private members club located in the heart of Chelsea, London. 

Advisor to Mahindra Comviva on its acquisition of Emagine International

We advised Mahindra Comviva on its acquisition of Emagine International, a leading provider of real-time contextual marketing software.  

Catalyst advises Graphite Capital on £72m buy-out of YSC Consulting

Catalyst, the UK business of Alantra, has advised Graphite Capital on the £72m management buy-out of YSC Consulting. 

Catalyst advises Birmingham-headquartered ITG on its sale to Equistone

Catalyst, the UK business of Alantra, has advised Inspired Thinking Group on its sale to Equistone Partners.