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 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. 

Catalyst advised MBO of Westleigh Partnerships wins Deal of the Year

The £65m management buy-out of Westleigh Partnerships, in which Catalyst advised Palatine Private Equity, won the ‘Deal of the Year Award’ at the Insider East Midlands Dealmakers Awards 

Catalyst advises LDC on the secondary buy-out of Addo Food Group

Catalyst has advised LDC and the management team on the secondary buy-out of Addo Food Group (Addo) the UK’s leading chilled savoury pastry producer, from Vision Capital.