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 learndirect, 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 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 TheBusinessDesk.com’s West Midlands Business Masters 2017, which showcases the best businesses in the West Midlands. 

Catalyst advised MBO of Westleigh Partnerships wins Deal of the Year

The £65m management buy-out of Westleigh Partnerships, in which Catalyst advised Palatine Private Equity, won the ‘Deal of the Year Award’ at the Insider East Midlands Dealmakers Awards 

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.