Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0522

Simon is an Principal at Catalyst and has four years’ corporate finance experience.

He works alongside our Partners and Directors to deliver all types of deals including company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs (MBOs), fund raisings and strategic reviews, acting for business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.​ 

Recent deals include the sales of UK Heating Group and CP Electronics, the secondary management buy-out of Alcumus, the growth capital investment in Coryton Advanced Fuels, the sale via a management buy-out of Aqualisa, the minority investment in Efficio and the acquisition of Santia by Alcumus.

Simon graduated from Cardiff University with a First Class Honours Degree in Business Management. He qualified as a chartered accountant at Ernst & Young and has worked across both their Restructuring and Debt Advisory teams.

Outside of work Simon enjoys winter sports, travel and rugby union.

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