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 MML Partners on investment in IT managed service provider CSI

Catalyst has advised MML Partners on its £36 million investment in CSI, a leading IT Managed Service provider to the attractive and fast growing UK mid-market. 

Catalyst advises shareholders on the £29m sale of Entanet to CityFibre

Catalyst has advised shareholders on the £29m sale of Entanet to listed communication infrastructure provider CityFibre  

Catalyst advises leading ignition supplier Standard Brands on sale

Catalyst has advised Standard Brands (UK) Ltd, the international ignition supplier that includes the ZIP and Sunny Jim brands, on its sale to the SHS Group. 

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.