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 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.