Richard Thompson


Richard joined CBPE in 2010 and is a member of the Investment Committee. Richard has a particular focus on businesses in the business and financial services sectors.

Richard led CBPE’s investment in Perspective and has worked on a variety of other investments, including Xafinity and Compre.

After qualifying as a chartered accountant with PwC in London in 2004, Richard worked in their corporate finance division for five years. At PwC, he was involved in a number of private equity transactions across a range of sectors, with a particular focus on business services. Richard has a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham.

Selected investments


Sector: Financial Services

Date of investment: Dec 2019

Location: Chorley, UK

Company website:

CBPE contact: Richard Thompson


Sector: Financial Services

Date of investment: Sep 2015

Date of exit: Apr 2021

Return: 2.7x MoC


Sector: Financial Services

Date of investment: Feb 2013

Date of exit: Feb 2017

Return: 4.3x MoC

CBPE contact: Ian Moore