Global reach

The majority of transactions advised by Catalyst involve an international element.

When we are acting on the sale of a UK client business we engage with a number of trade buyers and private equity funds based around the world. We also advise foreign corporates acquiring in the UK and many UK-headquartered businesses with operations overseas.

We are supported in delivering this cross-border activity by our partner firms in Mergers Alliance, our international partnership. Our partners in Mergers Alliance are leading independent corporate finance advisory firms operating in 50 cities worldwide and give us access to over 300 senior corporate finance professionals.

We are able to leverage this depth and breadth of experience to provide local intelligence for our UK clients looking to acquire overseas and help us identify and engage with international buyers when we are selling UK-based clients.

As a founding member of Mergers Alliance, and through our Chairmanship of the International board, we have led the strategy of developing deep personal relationships, sector-focused dialogue and clear mutual economic benefit between the partner firms. This ensures we can deliver a full service international capability in a way most other global firms and networks cannot.

‘Sustainability’, the key to today’s packaging market

If anyone was still unsure as to the direction the packaging industry is taking, the 2017 Packaging Innovations trade show left little doubt... 

Strong M&A outlook for mid-market pharma

The dynamics highlighted by this year’s Catalyst Pharma Fast 50 show that the sector is prime for further acquisitions and private equity investment... 

Why mid-market pharma is thriving

If there’s one thing that this year’s Pharma Fast 50 emphasises, it is that privately owned pharmaceutical firms in the UK are thriving... 

Optimism on post-Brexit renewables innovation

The sustainability challenges posed by the UK’s forthcoming exit of the EU were a central topic at this year's annual EIC Conference... 

Independent Vetcare – barking up the right tree

The vet market continues to attract plenty of interest. Independent Vetcare is currently being sold in what is rumoured to be a hotly contested auction... 

Catalyst advises LDC on the secondary buy-out of Addo Food Group

Catalyst has advised LDC and the management team on the secondary buy-out of Addo Food Group (Addo) the UK’s leading chilled savoury pastry producer, from Vision Capital.  

Catalyst hosts Q&A with West Midlands mayoral candidate Andy Street

Catalyst has hosted a Q&A with West Midland’s mayoral candidate Andy Street, at its Birmingham Office.  

Catalyst has advised the shareholders of UK Heating Group, including Encore Capital, on the sale to Irsap Group

Catalyst Corporate Finance has advised the shareholders of UK Heating Group, including Encore Capital, on the sale to Irsap Group. 

Catalyst advises the shareholders of Thompson & Morgan on the sale to BVG Group

Catalyst has advised the shareholders of Thompson & Morgan Group Holdings, including Primary Capital, on the sale to BVG Group 

Catalyst advises Phoenix Equity Partners on its investment in Global Freight Solutions

Catalyst has advised Phoenix Equity Partners on its investment in Global Freight Solutions (Holdings) Ltd (GFS) alongside the current management team, led by CEO Neil Cotty.