Simon Peacock

Simon Peacock
T: +44 (0) 115 957 8231
E: simon.peacock@alantra.com

Simon is a partner with over 15 years of commercial and M&A experience gained within industry and professional services.

Simon is a member of our Consumer sector team. He has a particular focus on the food & beverage industry, building on the eight years he spent delivering M&A and strategic financial planning projects at United Biscuits.

His recent transactions include advising Key Capital Partners on its sale of school meals specialist Alliance in Partnership to Sodexo; advising Palatine Private Equity on the secondary buy-out of CET UK; advising Rutland Partners on its acquisition of Armitage Pet Care; the management buy-outs of Addo Food GroupWestleigh Homes and Belfield Furnishings; and the sales of Steelite International to US-based PNC Riverarch Capital, Gardman to Rutland Partners, Sofa Brands International to a consortium of financial investors and Soreen to Samworth Brothers.

As well as being highly active on food & beverage transactions, Simon is the author of the Alantra Food & Beverage Fast 50, which identifies the 50 fastest-growing privately owned food and drink companies published annually in the sector's leading publication, The Grocer.

Simon also co-leads our presence in the East Midlands market with Justin Crowther, using his extensive connections with the region's food & drink sector businesses and intermediary base.

A chemical engineering graduate from Cambridge University, Simon joined United Biscuits and worked at a number of its food manufacturing sites in various financial roles before moving into a central M&A role.

Simon retains a keen interest in rowing (he did not quite make it into the University boat) even though he has two young sons who seem to prefer rugby to the river.

 

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