BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

Richard is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Acuity Advisors with 25 years’ experience in all aspects of corporate finance.

Having held influential leadership, corporate development and consulting roles at JPMorgan, Monitor and Diageo plc, Richard has had great insight into the world’s most successful businesses. He has extensive experience working alongside investment banks on M&A transactions across the technology sector and has deep-rooted longstanding relationships with many venture capital and private equity investors.

Richard has been instrumental in building Acuity’s Deep Tech Practice which, along with our successes in the semiconductor sector, has firmly established Acuity as the most successful Deep Tech mid-market advisor. With many notable funding and exit mandates completed, clients have come to rely on Richard’s sector insight to help shape and deliver shareholder value.

Insight is one of Richard’s notable strengths. He very quickly grasps what drives a company’s bottom line and growth, an understanding that’s bolstered by his personal experience of running and then exiting his own business. Richard easily builds strong working relationships with potential buyers and has a keen and intuitive sense for what motivates them.

Since securing a first class degree in Economics with Statistics, Richard has worked extensively in Europe, the US and Asia, creating an enviable and comprehensive international network.

“Richard and his team supported us throughout the entire acquisition process; from scanning the market sector for candidate companies through to day-to-day support and advice in the days before completion. Acuity were pragmatic and very supportive throughout the process, and they clearly understood not only the sector dynamics but also the strategic rationale underpinning the deal.”

MIKE STONE 
Managing Director, Neopost UK

AFTER WORK

Richard enjoys skiing, flying and spending time with family.

CLIENT SUCCESSES

 

Acuity advises Creative Chips GmbH on their strategic sale to Dialog Semiconductor plc

Acuity advises semiconductor tools business Capres A/S on their strategic sale to KLA Corporation

Acuity advises MEI Rigging & Crating on their partnership with Dorilton Capital

Allinea Software Ltd acquired by ARM

Akrion Systems LLC acquired by NAURA Microelectronics Equipment Co., Ltd.

ERT acquires APDM Wearable Technologies to reinvent endpoint measurement in clinical trials

Ncam Technologies Limited secures investment from YFM Equity Partners

Sale of Signal Processing Devices Sweden AB to e2v technologies plc

Sale of Digital TV Labs to Eurofins

Acuity advises Sentec Limited on sale to Sensus Inc

£4.5m investment in Surrey Nanosystems

Acuity advises LDC on investment into network performance & security specialist Phoenix Datacom

Acuity advised Call Flow on their €30m investment to bring full-fibre broadband to further small towns in South East England

Merger of Sub10 Systems with Fastback Networks

Sale of Zinwave to McWane Technology

Fält Communications AB (“Fältcom”) acquired by Telia Company AB

TrueSpeed Communications Ltd secures funding from Aviva plc

SIPCOM forms partnership with SCC following investment from Rigby Group

Acuity advises Hornetsecurity, German market leader in cloud security, on their cross-border acquisition of Spamina

Sale of YourWealth.co.uk to Momentum UK

Sale of KnowledgeCenter to Charles Taylor plc

Acuity advises Cyan Forensics on their Series A investment round

Acuity advises Envitia shareholders on the MBO backed by Maven Capital Partners

CubeLogic partners with GCP

Acuity advises Vehco on sale to AddSecure (backed by Abry Partners)

Acuity advises Vehco on their strategic acquisition of frameLOGIC

Vehco Strenghtens Its Position In Europe Through Strategic Acquisition Of Groeneveld ICT Solutions

Acuity advises ScaleUp Capital on their sale of Drum Cussac to GardaWorld

Acuity advises JHC on transformational sale to FNZ

Acuity supports Lanner Group’s key strategic review

Acuity advises founder shareholders on sale of Sparkol Limited to a Management Buy-Out team