Peter Cosgrove together with his business partner David Moffitt and Irish private equity company, FL Partners, acquired the ATA Group in April 2008. Peter is CEO of this company. In April 2010 ATA acquired Alpine Abrasives of Leicester out of administration. In December 2012 ATA acquired the bur division of SGS Tool Company based at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio backed by new private equity partner, London based MML Capital Partners and debt finance from AIB, Dublin. In June 2014, ATA acquired the Ibstock, Leicestershire-based Garryson burs and abrasives company together with the bur assets of Kennametal’s Asheboro, NC facility to bring ATA to a world leadership position in tungsten carbide bur manufacturing.

Peter and David acquired 50% of KM Franchising (holder of the master franchise for Snap Printing) in May 2008. Peter is a non executive director of this company.

Peter’s background includes 16 years at Jefferson Smurfit Group, the last four years as CEO of Smurfit Packaging Corp on the US West Coast. Peter was divisional managing director of De La Rue Security Products from 2002 through 2005, based in Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Specialties: Management, Negotiation, M&A, Manufacturing, Industry