Robert Pearce

Robert Pearce
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Robert is Director, Head of Research at Catalyst.

As well as leading our research function, Robert is responsible for researching and assessing trade acquirers and identifying acquisition targets for financial and corporate buyers. In addition, Robert works closely with our international partner firms on buy and sell side opportunities.

He has a particular focus on trends within the consumer and waste & clean technology sectors and is instrumental in the production of the CIWM & Catalyst Waste Fast 50 and the Grocer Fast 50.


During his Accounting and Finance degree at Nottingham Business School, Robert undertook a placement year at Catalyst working as a junior analyst within the research department. On graduation, he spent a year working within his family business before moving to join the Catalyst research team full time in 2007.

Robert has supported the delivery of a number of transactions including the management buy-out of YSC (2017), five acquisitions for Spain's SAICA, the most recent being the acquisition of Americk Packaging; the sales of CP Electronics and Texon; working with the shareholders of Powwownow on its sale to US-based PGi; and supporting Daelmans on the identification and acquisition of Fabulous Bakin’ Boys.

Outside of work Robert enjoys a host of country pursuits and is a keen competitive cyclist.

Catalyst advises Piper on investment in Neom Organics

Catalyst has advised Piper on its investment in beauty and wellbeing brand Neom Organics (“Neom”). 

Catalyst advises PCMS Group on its sale to a management buy-out team backed by Inflexion Private Equity

Catalyst has advised PCMS Group, a leading provider of point-of-sale software and services for major retailers, on its sale to a management buy-out team, backed by Inflexion.  

Catalyst advises Caledonia Investments plc on the sale of The Sloane Club

Catalyst has advised Caledonia Investments plc on the sale of The Sloane Club, the private members club located in the heart of Chelsea, London. 

Advisor to Mahindra Comviva on its acquisition of Emagine International

We advised Mahindra Comviva on its acquisition of Emagine International, a leading provider of real-time contextual marketing software.  

Catalyst advises Graphite Capital on £72m buy-out of YSC Consulting

Catalyst, the UK business of Alantra, has advised Graphite Capital on the £72m management buy-out of YSC Consulting.