Chris Bates

Chris Bates
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0523
E: chrisbates@catalystcf.co.uk

Chris is a Principal at Catalyst and has six years’ experience in M&A and transaction services.

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 business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Recent deals include the management buy-out of TTC Group, and advising ConSol Partners on an investment in the business by Empresaria.

Chris graduated from Nottingham University with a First Class Honours Degree in Politics and American Studies. He qualified as a chartered accountant at PwC where he was a senior associate in Transaction Services. He is also an Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and Young Enterprise.

Outside of work Chris is an avid reader, a keen rugby player, football supporter and is a season ticket holder at Chelsea FC.

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