Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0524
E: guytaylor@catalystcf.co.uk

Guy is a Director in our Debt Capital Markets team. He works with both corporate clients and financial sponsors helping them access both new sources of debt capital and manage existing debt facilities.

Recent deals include the investment in Global Freight Solutions by Phoenix Equity Partners, advising Waterland Private Equity Investments on the refinancing of Ballast Phoenix, the acquisition of Santia by Alcumus and the minority investment in Efficio.  

Prior to joining Catalyst Guy spent seven years in banking, working in corporate acquisition finance and sponsor leveraged finance. Guy was previously a Director in the mid-market leverage team at CIT Bank where he focused primarily on transaction values between £50m and £250m.

Guy qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004 and also has an MBA from Manchester Business School.

When he’s not working, Guy is a keen motorcyclist, mountain biker and loves to ski.

 

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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. 

Catalyst appoints two new principals

Catalyst Corporate Finance has expanded its dealmaking team with the recruitment of Alex Silk and Shannon Cox who join the firm as Principals. 

Catalyst advises KKR on £325m agreement to buy Travelopia from Tui

Catalyst Corporate Finance has advised KKR on its agreement with TUI AG (TUI) to acquire Travelopia for £325m. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.