Catherine-Richards Catherine Richards Partner

Catherine Richards

As a Partner at Inflexion, Cath has built a track record of working alongside management teams to accelerate significant growth within their business, in the UK and internationally. She co-led the successful IPO of On The Beach, floating the UK’s market leading online packaged holiday business on the LSE with a £240m market capitalisation. Cath co-led Inflexion’s investments in Mobica and Shimtech, and prior to this she led our investment in PD&MS Energy; she holds board seats on all three companies. Previously, Cath played a major role in the investments and exits of Viking Moorings, Optionis, CTC Aviation Group, Fish Insurance and SMD.

Based in our Manchester office, Cath joined Inflexion in 2005 and has helped build the firm’s strong market position in the north of England. She is responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities and enjoys meeting talented management teams with dynamically growing businesses.

Previously, Catherine worked at Barclays Leveraged Finance in Manchester, sourcing and leading leveraged debt packages. Prior to this she was at Bank of Scotland Structured Finance and at KPMG Corporate Finance, where she first worked with Tim Smallbone.

Inflexion has an enviable reputation throughout the north of England and Scotland. As a team we recognise how important it is to be active and engaged not just in the main centres of London and Manchester, but across the whole of the UK. Catherine Richards, Partner

Catherine played national league Basketball for 15 years and represented English Students and England U23.