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 Birmingham-headquartered ITG on its sale to Equistone

Catalyst, the UK business of Alantra, has advised Inspired Thinking Group on its sale to Equistone Partners. 

Catalyst advises family owned waste management business on its sale to international trade buyer

Catalyst, the UK business of Alantra, has advised the family owners of WSR Recycling Ltd on its sale to Panda Group.  

Catalyst combines with Alantra to create a leading global advisory business in the mid-market

Alantra, the global investment banking and asset management firm, which is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange with offices across Europe, the US, Asia and Latin America, has combined with Catalyst Corporate Finance.  

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