John Wimbleton

John  Wimbleton
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John advises Catalyst’s Consumer sector team with a specific focus on the travel sector.

John is a highly successful travel industry executive with more than 35 years’ experience across tour operators, retail and distribution, mass tourism and specialist tours. Latterly, he spent seven years on the Group Management Board of TUI Travel plc. During this time he was instrumental in growing the specialist and activity businesses of TUI Travel into the largest specialty business in the world with 84 businesses and revenues of £1.3 billion. 

 

He is currently Chairman of Cruising Excursions and holds non-executive positions at both Scott Dunn and European Travel Ventures. 

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.