Richard Sanders

Richard Sanders
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0521
T: +44 (0) 121 654 5002
E: richardsanders@catalystcf.co.uk

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 ProLabsWestleigh 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 has a particular focus on the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) sector and, based on significant transaction experience, works with a number of Construction clients. 

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. 

 

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.