Andrew Shellard

Andrew  Shellard
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Andrew is a Partner at Catalyst and has over 25 years of investment banking experience in corporate acquisition finance and sponsor leveraged finance.

As Head of Debt Capital Markets at Catalyst, Andrew brings an extensive track record in helping businesses access both new sources of debt capital and manage existing debt facilities.

Recent deals include advising Rutland Partners on its acquisition of Armitage Pet Care, the management buy-outs of Addo Food Group, advising Waterland Private Equity Investments on the refinancing of Ballast Phoenix, raising new debt for Foster + Partners, XLN Business Services, Interfloor and Avondale Environmental, and the acquisition of Santia by Alcumus, as well as at the other end of the spectrum advising Gala Coral on £1.3bn of debt facilities.

Prior to joining Catalyst, he worked at Barclays Capital where he was Global Head of Debt Advisory and one of the senior Managing Directors working in European Leveraged Finance.  Andrew has extensive experience across a broad array of debt instruments, including high yield capital markets, loans, securitisation, asset backed, bonds, amendments & waivers. 

Before starting his career in investment banking, Andrew was a graduate in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and trained as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC).

Outside of work Andrew spends his free time in the mountains – biking, climbing, walking and skiing with his wife and four sons. Away from corporate finance Andrew is a board member and trustee of EveryChild, a global development charity which aims to prevent children, who may have been left without family, from growing up vulnerable and alone.

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 

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.