Tim Trotter

Tim Trotter
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0500
E: timtrotter@catalystcf.co.uk

Tim is Chairman of Catalyst. He works alongside our partners to help develop Catalyst's business across the UK and internationally, and applies his experience and network to help the Catalyst team deliver deals.

Tim is a successful entrepreneur with over thirty years’ experience in the Media and Business Services sectors. He currently has a wide variety of international interests which include public and private companies. Tim is Chairman of Glenfern, the Management Consultancy, and non-executive chairman of Alpha, bfinance, PEI Media and The SR Group.


He was formerly a Senior Advisor to Evercore Partners and is a co-founder of Luther Pendragon and a founding shareholder of Citywire. Prior to this, Tim founded, and then ran as Chairman and Chief Executive, the Ludgate Group, the international public and investor relations consultancy. He established operations in London, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, New York and Mumbai before selling the business to global advertising specialist Interpublic.

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

Catalyst has advised MML Partners on its £36 million investment in CSI, a leading IT Managed Service provider to the attractive and fast growing 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.  

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.