Richard Holden

Richard Holden
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0509

Richard is a Partner at Alantra and has been advising entrepreneurs, mid-market corporates and private equity firms on transactions for almost 20 years.

Richard is a key member of the Alantra global Business Services sector group and leads the UK team. He has a particular focus on Professional Services and Consulting, TIC businesses, HR Services and tech-enabled support services.

Recent transactions have included the acquisition of Concept Life Sciences by Spectris plc; the management buy-outs YSCJohn Charcol/Wren Sterling and Efficio; and the sales of Celerant Consulting to Hitachi, Routeco to France's Sonepar, Alcumus to Inflexion Private Equity and its subsequent acquisition of Santia, and the sale of The Automated Technology Group (ATG) to Wood Group plc. 

Richard graduated in French and German from Cambridge University before qualifying as a chartered accountant at RSM Robson Rhodes and working in their London and Paris lead advisory team for eight years. Richard has spent the last 18 years focused on transactions in the mid-market, and has been a member of the Alantra team in the UK since 2006.

He is married and has a young son to keep him busy. He is a keen skier and climber when time permits.


Alantra advises Inflexion and Vivona Brands on sale to Webster Equity Partners

Alantra has advised Inflexion and Vivona Brands (“Vivona”) on the sale of the business to US based private equity firm, Webster Equity Partners.  

Alantra named as ‘European Corporate Finance House of the Year 2019′

Alantra has won the European Corporate Finance House of the Year Award at The Private Equity Awards 2019, hosted by Real Deals. 

Alantra advises Altius on investment by MML Capital Partners

Alantra has advised high-growth data consultancy, Altius, on investment by MML Capital Partners. 

Alantra advises Livingbridge on investment in leading management consultancy

Alantra has advised private equity firm Livingbridge on its investment in Vendigital, leading management consultancy provider. 

Alantra advises ParkJockey on investment from leading technology investment fund and subsequent parking operator acquisitions

Alantra has advised ParkJockey, a provider of a next-generation technology platform aimed at optimising parking real estate, on securing an investment from a leading global technology investment fund.