Alex Read

Alex Read
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0541

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.

Catalyst advises Birmingham-headquartered ITG on its sale to Equistone

Catalyst, the UK business of Alantra, has advised Inspired Thinking Group on its sale to Equistone Partners. 

Catalyst advises family owned waste management business on its sale to international trade buyer

Catalyst, the UK business of Alantra, has advised the family owners of WSR Recycling Ltd on its sale to Panda Group.  

Catalyst combines with Alantra to create a leading global advisory business in the mid-market

Alantra, the global investment banking and asset management firm, which is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange with offices across Europe, the US, Asia and Latin America, has combined with Catalyst Corporate Finance.  

Catalyst advises Rutland Partners on its investment in Armitage Pet Care

Catalyst has advised Rutland Partners on its acquisition of Armitage Pet Care, the largest independent manufacturer and supplier of premium branded pet treats and accessories in the UK. 

Catalyst advises MML Partners on investment in IT managed service provider CSI

Catalyst has advised MML Partners on its £36m investment in CSI, a leading IT Managed Service provider to the UK mid-market