Andrew Shellard

Andrew  Shellard
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0507
E: andrewshellard@catalystcf.co.uk

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 the management buy-out 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 LDC on the secondary buy-out of Addo Food Group

Catalyst has advised LDC and the management team on the secondary buy-out of Addo Food Group (Addo) the UK’s leading chilled savoury pastry producer, from Vision Capital.  

Catalyst hosts Q&A with West Midlands mayoral candidate Andy Street

Catalyst has hosted a Q&A with West Midland’s mayoral candidate Andy Street, at its Birmingham Office.  

Catalyst has advised the shareholders of UK Heating Group, including Encore Capital, on the sale to Irsap Group

Catalyst Corporate Finance has advised the shareholders of UK Heating Group, including Encore Capital, on the sale to Irsap Group. 

Catalyst advises the shareholders of Thompson & Morgan on the sale to BVG Group

Catalyst has advised the shareholders of Thompson & Morgan Group Holdings, including Primary Capital, on the sale to BVG Group 

Catalyst advises Phoenix Equity Partners on its investment in Global Freight Solutions

Catalyst has advised Phoenix Equity Partners on its investment in Global Freight Solutions (Holdings) Ltd (GFS) alongside the current management team, led by CEO Neil Cotty.