Richard Latner

Managing Director, Europe
Technology

Richard joined the firm in September 2014. Richard has more than 10 years technology sector M&A experience, principally advising fast-growth and disruptive B2B software and technology services businesses. Prior to Results, Richard spent nine years at KPMG across the M&A, transaction services and audit functions.

Richard is a chartered accountant and holds a First-Class honours degree in Economics and Politics from Bristol University.

Outside of work Richard enjoys spending time with his ever-growing young family and playing and watching sport (in particular Arsenal and the England cricket team).

Latest Insights

Insights
8th September 2022

Global skills shortages fuel innovative HRTech solutions

The HRTech sector is more active than it has ever been before with the pandemic accelerating the adoption of technology across all HR processes. No longer seen as an administrative function, HR is now viewed as a strategic business unit focusing on the mission critical challenge of identifying and recruiting top talent but also retaining […]

Reports
19th July 2022

The Technology Services Perspective – Q2 2022

H1 2022 deal volumes have increased significantly across the board, up 37% over H1 2021. Strategic M&A continues to drive this quarter’s deal activity, namely acquiring footholds in near/offshore hotspots, vendor-specific tech stacks (particularly AWS, Salesforce and SAP) and or next-gen capabilities, such as conversational AI and data analytics. Public tech companies broadly tracked the […]

Reports
19th July 2022

The Enterprise Stack – Q2 2022

The private M&A markets recorded just north of 500 deals for the quarter, a number significantly greater than that recorded in Q2 of 2021 (399), and well above pre-pandemic levels. This quarter further witnessed one of the biggest acquisitions in tech history – Broadcom’s $69Bn acquisition of VMware, as the chipmaker seeks to diversify and […]

Reports
19th July 2022

The Global Technology Market Review – Q2 2022

Private deal activity and valuations within the global technology market remain high in spite of macroeconomic uncertainty. M&A continues to be driven by further adoption of cloud and next-gen technologies, increased focus on strategic tuck-ins, and launching in new markets. As geopolitical uncertainty continues to impact public markets, the outlook for the second half of […]

Reports
4th May 2022

The Technology Services Perspective – Q1 2022

Deal activity for Q1 2022 has increased 30% over the previous quarter, to a total of 237 transactions. Transactions have mainly focused on strategic tuck-ins that are centred around acquiring next-gen and nearshore capabilities, such as robotic process automation, customer experience consultancy and influencer-based social media marketing. Even in the current macro environment, March showed […]

Reports
4th May 2022

The Enterprise Stack – Q1 2022

The private M&A market witnessed a record quarter for deal volumes in Q1 2022, reaching just shy of 600 deals. This was delivered on the back of continued adoption of cloud technologies, increased investment into hybrid work environments and software vendors seeking to deepen their security posture. Results advised AI-powered brand language optimisation platform Phrasee […]

Reports
4th May 2022

The Global Technology Market Review – Q1 2022

Despite a backdrop of some macroeconomic uncertainty, private M&A activity within the global technology market saw a record quarter for deal volumes. This was delivered on the back of continued adoption of cloud technologies, increased focus on strategic tuck-ins, investment into hybrid work environments and software vendors seeking to deepen their security posture. As public […]

Reports
7th March 2022

Get your KPIs right and your MSP will attract broad trade and investor interest

M&A appetite for MSPs continues to surge with broad buyer interest across the ecosystem, meaning that if your MSP is showing the right characteristics there will be lots of options to realise value. So what does good look like and who will be interested? Click to read Managed Service Providers – What are the right […]

Reports
1st February 2022

The Enterprise Stack – FY 2021

A sustained demand for AI and data-driven technologies in 2021 ensured both private and public markets were increasingly active and drove more M&A activity in the Enterprise Software sector than ever before. The year rounded off on a high with total disclosed deal values in Q4 reaching close to $100Bn with Results having completed seven […]