Richard Holden

Richard Holden
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0509
E: richardholden@catalystcf.co.uk

Richard is a Partner at Catalyst and has been advising entrepreneurs, mid-market corporates and private equity firms on transactions for over 17 years.

Richard is based in our London office and works closely with Andy Currie and Mark Farlow in the Business Services sector. He has a particular focus on professional services, consultancies, support services, facilities management and the business process outsourcing markets.

Recent transactions have included the management buy-outs of FMP GlobalYSC and John Charcol/Towergate Financial, the secondary buy-out of Alcumus and Alcumus's subsequent acquisition of Santia, the minority investment in Efficio and the sales of The Automated Technology Group (ATG) to Wood Group plc, Celerant to Hitachi and Routeco to France's Sonepar. 

Richard graduated in French and German from Cambridge University before qualifying as a chartered accountant at RSM Robson Rhodes and working in their London lead advisory team for eight years. Richard is fluent in French and during his time at Robson Rhodes, he spent a year seconded to a corporate finance boutique in Paris. Richard joined Catalyst in 2006.

He is married and has a young son to keep him busy. He is a keen skier and climber when time permits.

 

Catalyst advises LDC on the secondary buy-out of Addo Food Group

Catalyst has advised LDC and the management team on the secondary buy-out of Addo Food Group (Addo) the UK’s leading chilled savoury pastry producer, from Vision Capital.  

Catalyst hosts Q&A with West Midlands mayoral candidate Andy Street

Catalyst has hosted a Q&A with West Midland’s mayoral candidate Andy Street, at its Birmingham Office.  

Catalyst has advised the shareholders of UK Heating Group, including Encore Capital, on the sale to Irsap Group

Catalyst Corporate Finance has advised the shareholders of UK Heating Group, including Encore Capital, on the sale to Irsap Group. 

Catalyst advises the shareholders of Thompson & Morgan on the sale to BVG Group

Catalyst has advised the shareholders of Thompson & Morgan Group Holdings, including Primary Capital, on the sale to BVG Group 

Catalyst advises Phoenix Equity Partners on its investment in Global Freight Solutions

Catalyst has advised Phoenix Equity Partners on its investment in Global Freight Solutions (Holdings) Ltd (GFS) alongside the current management team, led by CEO Neil Cotty.