Robert Pearce

Robert Pearce
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0517
E: robertpearce@catalystcf.co.uk

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 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.