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 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.  

Catalyst advises Palatine on TTC investment

Catalyst has advised Palatine Private Equity on its investment in TTC Group, a leading provider of road user and cycling education courses in the UK.  

Catalyst advises ProLabs as Inflexion makes investment

Catalyst has advised ProLabs, a leading independent supplier of compatible optical transceivers, on its investment from Inflexion Private Equity.  

Catalyst appoints new partner to strengthen Consumer sector focus

Catalyst has appointed a new partner, Matthew Wiseman, to strengthen its consumer sector focus in the UK.  

Catalyst wins International Trade Award

Catalyst has won the “International Trade Award” at’s West Midlands Business Masters 2017, which showcases the best businesses in the West Midlands. 
“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.”