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.


Catalyst advises McNicholas as Kier makes investment

Catalyst has advised the shareholders of McNicholas, a leading infrastructure services provider in the UK, on its sale to Kier plc.  

Catalyst advises Palatine on TTC investment

Catalyst has advised Palatine Private Equity on its investment in TTC Group, a leading provider of road user and cycling education courses in the UK.  

Catalyst advises ProLabs as Inflexion makes investment

Catalyst has advised ProLabs, a leading independent supplier of compatible optical transceivers, on its investment from Inflexion Private Equity.  

Catalyst appoints new partner to strengthen Consumer sector focus

Catalyst has appointed a new partner, Matthew Wiseman, to strengthen its consumer sector focus in the UK.  

Catalyst wins International Trade Award

Catalyst has won the “International Trade Award” at’s West Midlands Business Masters 2017, which showcases the best businesses in the West Midlands.