Tom Cowap

Tom Cowap
T: +44 (0) 20 7246 0512
E: tomcowap@catalystcf.co.uk

Tom is a Principal at Catalyst and has over five years' experience in finance, M&A and transaction services.

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.​ 

Tom has supported the delivery of a number of transactions including advising ConSol Partners on an investment in the business by Empresaria, the debt-funded management buy-out of XLN Business Services, the growth capital investment in Aero Technics, and the sales of Steelite International to US-based PNC Riverarch Capital, CP Electronics to Legrand, the ARX Group to CareFusion International and Shimtech Industries to Auctus Industries.

Tom is also a member of Catalyst's Healthcare sector team. He has a particular focus on the pharmaceutical sector and is one of the authors of the Catalyst Pharma Fast 50

A first class honours graduate in Finance from Durham University, Tom qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC. After spending two years within their general audit division, he moved into transaction services where he advised on both buy and sell-side transactions. Tom joined Catalyst in 2013.

Away from Catalyst, Tom is a Lieutenant in the Territorial Army and competes at a national level in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

 

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 

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.