Alex Read

Alex Read
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0541
E: alexread@catalystcf.co.uk

Alex is a Deal Origination Executive at Catalyst.

He works alongside our Partners and Directors to identify and get to know companies suitable for Catalyst to work with. Alex has over six years’ experience in deal origination and M&A. His work covers a broad range of sectors.

Prior to joining Catalyst, Alex worked at Tullow Oil, a leading oil and gas exploration and production company, where he was involved in all commercial activities including deal origination, M&A, asset valuation, long-term strategic planning and commercial negotiation. He also spent a short time at leading consumer focused corporate finance boutique, Spayne Lindsay & Co. where he was involved in buy and sell-side advisory mandates for clients.

Alex graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with a degree in Business, Economics and Social Studies.

Outside of work he enjoys travelling, skiing, playing rugby and golf, and watching football.

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