Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson
T: +44 (0) 121 654 5020
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0500

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. 



Catalyst advises ProLabs as Inflexion makes investment

Catalyst has advised ProLabs, a leading independent supplier of compatible optical transceivers, on its investment from Inflexion Private Equity.  

Catalyst appoints new partner to strengthen Consumer sector focus

Catalyst has appointed a new partner, Matthew Wiseman, to strengthen its consumer sector focus in the UK.  

Catalyst wins International Trade Award

Catalyst has won the “International Trade Award” at’s West Midlands Business Masters 2017, which showcases the best businesses in the West Midlands. 

Catalyst advised MBO of Westleigh Partnerships wins Deal of the Year

The £65m management buy-out of Westleigh Partnerships, in which Catalyst advised Palatine Private Equity, won the ‘Deal of the Year Award’ at the Insider East Midlands Dealmakers Awards 

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.