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Richard is a Partner at Catalyst and has over 25 years of corporate finance advisory experience.
Across his career Richard has led over 80 transactions with a significant focus on advising private company shareholders on trade sales and private equity investments. He also leads the team across the Midlands practice.
Recent transactions include the management buy-outs of Westleigh Homes and the NEC Group, the initial acquisitions and follow on growth capital investments for Inspired Thinking Group (ITG), and the sales of Fleet Hire to Australia-based SG Fleet Group, Zycko to Rigby Private Equity, Morrells to US-based RPM International Inc, LH Group to US-based Wabtec Corporation, Powwownow to US-based PGi Inc and Bowplex to The Original Bowling Company.
Richard qualified as a chartered accountant with Grant Thornton, subsequently moving to become a director within Ernst & Young’s corporate finance team, which period included a secondment to a major bank’s restructuring team.
Richard is married with two children. Staying fit is a priority - his son is a university representative rower, his daughter plays county hockey and his wife is a former Great Britain canoeist. Cycling, skiing, tennis and golf are his chosen forms of exercise. Outside of this, Richard acts as a business mentor with the Princes Trust.