Richard Holden

Richard Holden
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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 on the sale of Clearswift to HelpSystems

Alantra advises on the cross-border sale of cybersecurity business Clearswift, to US-based HelpSystems. 

Alantra advises Doncasters Group on sale of two divisions

Alantra advises Doncasters Group on sale of two different divisions: Blaenavon Forgings sold to Arlington Capital Partners and UK Fabrications business sold to Radius Aerospace  

Alantra advises Cubiks on its sale to US-based PSI Services

Alantra has advised Cubiks Group Ltd, an international technology-enabled assessment and development consultancy, on its sale to US-based PSI Services.  

Alantra appoints experienced partner to head up its UK Real Estate & Hospitality team

Alantra has appointed Hoong Wey Woon as a Partner to head up its UK Real Estate & Hospitality team.  

Alantra advises Strong Roots on securing over €15.5m of investment

Alantra advises Strong Roots, one of the UK’s fastest-growing food companies, on securing over €15.5m of investment