Richard Sanders

Richard Sanders
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0521
T: +44 (0) 121 654 5002
E: richard.sanders@alantra.com

Richard is a Partner at Alantra 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 advising Gladman Developments on a £100m debt refinance; advising ReBOUND on its fundraising from BGF; the management buy-outs of PCMS GroupProLabsWestleigh 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 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. 

 

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 

Alantra advises i2S on its sale to Gfi Informatique

Alantra advises Portuguese IT firm, i2S, on its sale to Gfi Informatique 

Alantra expands its technology sector team with two senior appointments

Alantra has expanded its Technology Media and Telecoms (TMT) sector team with two senior appointments. James Chapman-Andrews joins as Partner and Head of UK TMT and Simon Devonshire OBE, joins as Technology Industry Adviser.  

Alantra advises on sale of 3P Biopharmaceuticals to Keensight Capital

We advised Cinfa and the rest of the shareholders on the sale of 3P Biopharmaceuticals to Keensight Capital, a European growth private equity fund with deep expertise in healthcare.