Simon Peacock

Simon Peacock
T: +44 (0) 115 957 8231
E: simonpeacock@catalystcf.co.uk

Simon is a Director at Catalyst and has over 15 years of commercial and M&A experience gained within industry and professional services.

Simon leads our Consumer sector team. He has a particular focus on the food & drink industry, building on the eight years he spent delivering M&A and strategic financial planning projects at United Biscuits prior to joining Catalyst.

His recent transactions include the management buy-outs of Addo Food GroupWestleigh Homes and Belfield Furnishings, and the sales of Steelite International to US-based PNC Riverarch Capital, Gardman to Rutland Partners, Sofa Brands International to a consortium of financial investors and Soreen to Samworth Brothers, plus the acquisition of Fabulous Bakin’ Boys by Netherlands-based Daelmans.

As well as being highly active on food & drink transactions, Simon is the author of The Grocer Fast 50, which identifies the 50 fastest-growing privately owned food and drink companies published annually in the sector's leading publication.

Simon also co-leads our presence in the East Midlands market with Justin Crowther, using his extensive connections with the region's food & drink sector businesses and intermediary base.

A chemical engineering graduate from Cambridge University, Simon joined United Biscuits and worked at a number of its food manufacturing sites in various financial roles before moving into a central M&A role. He joined Catalyst in 2007.

Simon retains a keen interest in rowing (he did not quite make it into the University boat) even though he has two young sons who seem to prefer rugby to the river.

 

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.  

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 TheBusinessDesk.com’s West Midlands Business Masters 2017, which showcases the best businesses in the West Midlands.