Vernan Richards

Vernan Richards
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0514

Vernan is a Principal at Catalyst and has over five years' experience in finance, M&A and transaction services.

He works alongside our Partners and Directors to deliver all types of deals including company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs (MBOs), fund raisings and strategic reviews, acting for business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.​ 

Vernan has supported the delivery of a number of transactions including the £80 million sale of The Sloane Club, the sale of PCMS Group the management buy-outs of FMP Global and Human Capital Investment Group, the secondary management buy-outs of Aspen Pumps and Alcumus, the acquisition of Santia by Alcumus, the growth capital investment in Coryton Advanced Fuels and the minority investment in Efficio.

He is also a member of Catalyst's Business Services sector team.

Vernan graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Management Accounting & Finance. He qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC, where he worked in transaction services with a focus on the retail, consumer and leisure sectors. Vernan joined Catalyst in 2014.

Away from Catalyst Vernan enjoys sports, especially basketball and football.

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.