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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 100 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 ProLabs, Westleigh Homes and the NEC Group, the initial acquisitions, follow on growth capital investment and recent refinancing of Inspired Thinking Group (ITG), and the sales of Inspired Thinking Group to Equistone Partners, McNicholas to Kier plc, Fleet Hire to Australia-based SG Fleet Group, Zycko to Rigby Private Equity, Morrells to US-based RPM International Inc, 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.