Jamie Hope

Jamie Hope
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0500
T: +44 (0) 121 654 5008
E: jamiehope@catalystcf.co.uk

Jamie is a Partner at Catalyst with over 19 years' corporate finance experience.

His particular focus is on advising owners and management teams of high growth businesses, principally in the TMT and Business Services sectors, on private equity, growth capital and trade sale transactions. This often involves a period of mentoring ahead of a potential investment or sale.

Recent deals led by Jamie include the sales of Entanet to CityFibre, PS Financials to IRIS Software, Adapt to US-based Datapipe and Bluefin Solutions to India-based Mindtree; the investment in CSI; the growth capital investment in Exclaimer and the management buy-out of Wellbeing Software Group.

Jamie leads Catalyst's TMT sector team and works very closely with our international partner firms in this global sector, especially those in the USA, Northern Europe and the Far East. As a native of Birmingham, with long established corporate and professional connections, he also spearheads our presence in the West Midlands market alongside Andy Currie and Richard Sanders.

A graduate of Nottingham University, Jamie qualified as a chartered accountant, subsequently spending four years in the corporate finance team at Ernst & Young. He joined Catalyst in 2003 and became a partner in 2009.

Married with two young daughters, Jamie is keen on any sport and can be found trying his hand at wakeboarding and skiing - desperately trying to keep up with his daughters, however, age and talent are making this increasingly difficult.


Catalyst advises Rutland Partners on its investment in Armitage Pet Care

Catalyst has advised Rutland Partners on its acquisition of Armitage Pet Care, the largest independent manufacturer and supplier of premium branded pet treats and accessories in the UK. 

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

Catalyst has advised MML Partners on its £36m investment in CSI, a leading IT Managed Service provider to the 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.