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 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.  

Catalyst hosts Q&A with West Midlands mayoral candidate Andy Street

Catalyst has hosted a Q&A with West Midland’s mayoral candidate Andy Street, at its Birmingham Office.  

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.