Alastair Robertson

Alastair Robertson
T: +44 (0) 115 957 8235

Alastair (Ali) is a Principal at Catalyst and has five years’ experience in finance, M&A and transaction services.

Ali works alongside our Partners and Directors to deliver all types of deals including company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs (MBOs), fund raisings and strategic reviews, acting for business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.​

He has supported the delivery of a number of transactions including advising Spain's SAICA on the acquisition of Americk Packaging, Waterland Private Equity Investments on the refinancing of Ballast Phoenix, the sales of Steelite International to US-based PNC Riverarch Capital, The Automated Technology Group (ATG) to Wood Group plc, Morrells to US-based RPM International Inc, Soreen to Samworth Brothers and Raphael Healthcare to Elysium Healthcare, and the management buy-outs of Westleigh Homes4Ways Healthcare and Wellbeing Software Group.

Ali is a member of Catalyst's Industrials sector team. He has a particular focus on the chemicals and coatings sector and is one of the authors of the Catalyst Chemicals & Coatings Fast 25, as well as writing regularly on investment and M&A trends in the space. He is also a member of our Waste & Energy sector team.  

A graduate in Law from Aberdeen University, Ali qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC. He spent three years with PwC working first in their audit division, with a particular focus on the oil & gas sector, before moving to business recovery and then corporate finance where he advised on both buy and sell-side transactions. Ali then joined Grant Thornton International as a member of their Strategic development & growth team before joining Catalyst in 2013. 

When he's not working, Ali enjoys playing rugby.

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