Alex Silk

Alex Silk
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0516
E: alexsilk@catalystcf.co.uk

Alex is a Principal at Catalyst and has eight years’ experience in corporate finance.

He works alongside our Partners and Directors to deliver all types of deals including company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs (MBOs), fund raisings and strategic reviews, acting for private business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.​

Alex is also a member of Catalyst's Consumer sector team and recent deals include the sale of Inspired Thinking Group to Equistone Partners; advising KKR on its £325m acquisition of Travelopia and advising Rutland Partners on its acquisition of Armitage Pet Care.

A graduate of Durham University, Alex began his corporate finance career at Deloitte in 2008, spending over five years advising clients on a variety of mid-market M&A transactions. He joined Catalyst in 2016 from the UK corporate finance team at Deutsche Bank, where he spent three years advising a selection of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies as corporate broker, notably helping to take McCarthy & Stone PLC public in 2015.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys travelling the world, playing sports and following his beloved Aston Villa.

 

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