James England

James England
T: +44 (0) 121 654 5004
E: jamesengland@catalystcf.co.uk

James is a Principal at Catalyst and has over seven years' experience in finance, M&A and transaction services.

James 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.​ 

He has supported the delivery of a number of transactions including the merger of Options Group with Outcomes First Group and the management buy-outs of TTC GroupProLabs, Victoria Travel Group and John Charcol/Towergate Financial.

James is also a member of our Industrials sector team.

An accounting and finance graduate from the University of Birmingham, James qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC. After working within audit and transaction services he joined Catalyst in 2010.

Outside of work, James is kept busy by his young family and is a keen follower of all sports, in particular rugby and cricket.


Catalyst advises MML Partners on investment in IT managed service provider CSI

Catalyst has advised MML Partners on its £36 million investment in CSI, a leading IT Managed Service provider to the attractive and fast growing 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.  

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.