Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson
T: +44 (0) 121 654 5020
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0500
E: markwilson@catalystcf.co.uk

Mark is a Partner with over 25 years' business experience gained within corporate finance advisory, private equity and industry.

Mark advises entrepreneurs and management teams of mid-market corporates in the UK and overseas and private equity investors across a range of sectors. He has significant overseas experience having studied, lived and worked in the Netherlands for ten years as well as Singapore and the Middle East. Mark leads Catalyst’s international business efforts.

Whilst he advises across a range of sectors, he focuses on sustainability and is an expert in the waste and resource management sector, leading Catalyst's Waste & Energy team. He writes regularly for the industry's leading journals and publishes The Catalyst Waste Fast 50 in conjunction with the CIWM each year, which identifies the fastest-growing, privately owned companies across the industry.

Recent transactions include advising Netherlands-based Waterland Private Equity on their acquisition of Ballast Phoenix, the UK’s leading IBA recycler; five acquisitions for Spain's SAICA, including the recent acquisition of Americk Packaging; and the sale of LRS Consultancy to Anthesis Consulting Group.

Before joining Catalyst in 2004, Mark worked for international logistic leader TNT Group, in Europe, Asia and the USA. Following the completion of an MBA from Nyenrode University in the Netherlands, he spent five years at Greenfield Capital Partners leading management buy-outs and portfolio disposals. 

 

Why the Chinese are buying European waste assets

It was evident at IFAT this year that the Chinese are courting the European waste market...  

A shot in the ARM for cross-border M&A

There are five things that are notable about SoftBank's proposed takeover of ARM Holdings, the UK's leading technology player... 

China and the US lead M&A activity

One of the interesting features of a maturing industry is the richness of the data available to its participants to help them make better decisions... 

Exit options for Biffa

It is now widely known that Biffa is planning an IPO in Q1 2016 and that it has appointed Rothschild to advise. There has been a bit of speculation on its likely valuation... 

Renewables to break 50% of all new power capacity this year

Recently Bloomberg announced that renewables (excluding hydro) made up 43% of all new power generation capacity worldwide 

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. 

Catalyst appoints two new principals

Catalyst Corporate Finance has expanded its dealmaking team with the recruitment of Alex Silk and Shannon Cox who join the firm as Principals. 

Catalyst advises KKR on £325m agreement to buy Travelopia from Tui

Catalyst Corporate Finance has advised KKR on its agreement with TUI AG (TUI) to acquire Travelopia for £325m. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.