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 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 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.  

Catalyst advises Palatine on TTC investment

Catalyst has advised Palatine Private Equity on its investment in TTC Group, a leading provider of road user and cycling education courses in the UK.  

Catalyst advises ProLabs as Inflexion makes investment

Catalyst has advised ProLabs, a leading independent supplier of compatible optical transceivers, on its investment from Inflexion Private Equity.  

Catalyst appoints new partner to strengthen Consumer sector focus

Catalyst has appointed a new partner, Matthew Wiseman, to strengthen its consumer sector focus in the UK.  

Catalyst wins International Trade Award

Catalyst has won the “International Trade Award” at’s West Midlands Business Masters 2017, which showcases the best businesses in the West Midlands.