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 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