Matthew Wiseman

Matthew  Wiseman
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0542
E: matthewwiseman@catalystcf.co.uk

Matthew is a Partner at Catalyst with over 12 years of M&A experience in branded consumer goods.

Matthew is a key member of our Consumer sector team in the UK and within our international partnership. He works closely with business owners and management teams in the personal care and beauty sectors, as well as supporting financial sponsors, whether that be the generation of off-market opportunities, buy-side advice or maximising value in sales processes.

As the co-founder of a specialist M&A advisor, Matthew has advised many multi-national and private owners of household, personal care and beauty assets globally, including the sales of market-leading brands including Bulldog, REN Skincare, Batiste Dry Shampoo and Liz Earle.

Matthew held positions at PwC and Close Brothers Corporate Finance, where his focus was on the consumer products, travel, food and pubs sectors advising privately owned businesses, mid-market private equity and major public companies divesting non-core divisions.  

Matthew graduated with a degree in law from King’s College, London before qualifying as a chartered accountant with PwC.

He has a wife and two young children who keep him busy outside of work, fitting in training when possible to maintain the last memories of sporting prowess.

Catalyst advises Rutland Partners on its investment in Armitage Pet Care

Catalyst has advised Rutland Partners on its acquisition of Armitage Pet Care, the largest independent manufacturer and supplier of premium branded pet treats and accessories in the UK. 

Catalyst advises MML Partners on investment in IT managed service provider CSI

Catalyst has advised MML Partners on its £36m investment in CSI, a leading IT Managed Service provider to the 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.