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 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.