Martin Cordey

Martin Cordey
T: +44 (0) 121 654 5000

Martin supports Catalyst's business development strategy with a particular focus on the Midlands region.

He is a highly regarded leveraged finance specialist and has significant experience of advising a diverse range of clients on all aspects of financing. 

Martin worked at Lloyds Bank for over 30 years and until recently was director and the head of its Acquisition Finance team in Birmingham supporting many local businesses including a number of Catalyst’s clients.


Away from work, Martin is an enthusiastic musician. He is a founder member of the Birmingham Corporate Finance Charity band, the Demons of Tune. Martin is also a keen walker and is a charitable trustee for the Malvern Hills Conservators.

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.