Robert Pearce

Robert Pearce
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Robert is Director, Head of Research at Catalyst.

As well as leading our research function, Robert is responsible for researching and assessing trade acquirers and identifying acquisition targets for financial and corporate buyers. In addition, Robert works closely with our international partner firms on buy and sell side opportunities.

He has a particular focus on trends within the consumer and waste & clean technology sectors and is instrumental in the production of The Catalyst Waste Fast 50 and the Grocer Fast 50.


During his Accounting and Finance degree at Nottingham Business School, Robert undertook a placement year at Catalyst working as a junior analyst within the research department. On graduation, he spent a year working within his family business before moving to join the Catalyst research team full time in 2007.

Robert has supported the delivery of a number of transactions including five acquisitions for Spain's SAICA, the most recent being the acquisition of Americk Packaging; the sales of CP Electronics and Texon; working with the shareholders of Powwownow on its sale to US-based PGi; and supporting Daelmans on the identification and acquisition of Fabulous Bakin’ Boys.

Outside of work Robert enjoys a host of country pursuits and is a keen competitive cyclist.

Catalyst advises Rutland Partners on its investment in Armitage Pet Care

Catalyst has advised Rutland Partners on its acquisition of Armitage Pet Care, the largest independent manufacturer and supplier of premium branded pet treats and accessories in the UK. 

Catalyst advises MML Partners on investment in IT managed service provider CSI

Catalyst has advised MML Partners on its £36m investment in CSI, a leading IT Managed Service provider to the UK mid-market 

Catalyst advises shareholders on the £29m sale of Entanet to CityFibre

Catalyst has advised shareholders on the £29m sale of Entanet to listed communication infrastructure provider CityFibre  

Catalyst advises leading ignition supplier Standard Brands on sale

Catalyst has advised Standard Brands (UK) Ltd, the international ignition supplier that includes the ZIP and Sunny Jim brands, on its sale to the SHS Group. 

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.