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 refinancing of Inspired Thinking Group (ITG); 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 PCMS Group on its sale to a management buy-out team backed by Inflexion Private Equity

Catalyst has advised PCMS Group, a leading provider of point-of-sale software and services for major retailers, on its sale to a management buy-out team, backed by Inflexion.  

Catalyst advises Caledonia Investments plc on the sale of The Sloane Club

Catalyst has advised Caledonia Investments plc on the sale of The Sloane Club, the private members club located in the heart of Chelsea, London. 

Advisor to Mahindra Comviva on its acquisition of Emagine International

We advised Mahindra Comviva on its acquisition of Emagine International, a leading provider of real-time contextual marketing software.  

Catalyst advises Graphite Capital on £72m buy-out of YSC Consulting

Catalyst, the UK business of Alantra, has advised Graphite Capital on the £72m management buy-out of YSC Consulting. 

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.