Andrew Shellard

Andrew  Shellard
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Andrew is a Partner at Catalyst and has over 25 years of investment banking experience in corporate acquisition finance and sponsor leveraged finance.

As Head of Debt Capital Markets at Catalyst, Andrew brings an extensive track record in helping businesses access both new sources of debt capital and manage existing debt facilities.

Recent deals include advising Rutland Partners on its acquisition of Armitage Pet Care, the management buy-outs of Addo Food Group, advising Waterland Private Equity Investments on the refinancing of Ballast Phoenix, raising new debt for Foster + Partners, XLN Business Services, Interfloor and Avondale Environmental, and the acquisition of Santia by Alcumus, as well as at the other end of the spectrum advising Gala Coral on £1.3bn of debt facilities.

Prior to joining Catalyst, he worked at Barclays Capital where he was Global Head of Debt Advisory and one of the senior Managing Directors working in European Leveraged Finance.  Andrew has extensive experience across a broad array of debt instruments, including high yield capital markets, loans, securitisation, asset backed, bonds, amendments & waivers. 

Before starting his career in investment banking, Andrew was a graduate in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and trained as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC).

Outside of work Andrew spends his free time in the mountains – biking, climbing, walking and skiing with his wife and four sons. Away from corporate finance Andrew is a board member and trustee of EveryChild, a global development charity which aims to prevent children, who may have been left without family, from growing up vulnerable and alone.

Catalyst advises Piper on investment in Neom Organics

Catalyst has advised Piper on its investment in beauty and wellbeing brand Neom Organics (“Neom”). 

Catalyst advises PCMS Group on its sale to a management buy-out team backed by Inflexion Private Equity

Catalyst has advised PCMS Group, a leading provider of point-of-sale software and services for major retailers, on its sale to a management buy-out team, backed by Inflexion.  

Catalyst advises Caledonia Investments plc on the sale of The Sloane Club

Catalyst has advised Caledonia Investments plc on the sale of The Sloane Club, the private members club located in the heart of Chelsea, London. 

Advisor to Mahindra Comviva on its acquisition of Emagine International

We advised Mahindra Comviva on its acquisition of Emagine International, a leading provider of real-time contextual marketing software.  

Catalyst advises Graphite Capital on £72m buy-out of YSC Consulting

Catalyst, the UK business of Alantra, has advised Graphite Capital on the £72m management buy-out of YSC Consulting.