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Jamie Hope

Partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance

Birmingham, United Kingdom

About Me

Catalyst is an award-winning international corporate finance advisory business. We give straight talking advice on the full range of corporate finance transactions including management buy-outs, raising development capital, company acquisitions and company sales. 

I have over ten years of international M&A experience including selling UK-based businesses to overseas acquirors, selling subsidiaries for UK Plcs, raising capital for MBOs and development capital injections for UK-based entities.

Recent transactions and experience include:
- Sale of Bluefin Solutions to India-based Mindtree
- MBO of XLN Business Services
- Transition of Foster + Partners to partnership model
- Sale of Powwownow to PGi (TMT)
- Acquisition of Inspired Thinking Group (business services)
- MBO of YSC (business services)
- Growth capital investment in www.BathEmpire.com (consumer)
- MBO of Red Box Recorders (TMT)
- Growth capital investment in Addison Lee (business services)
- Sale of LBM Direct Marketing to Stream Global Services Inc
- Growth capital investment in Instant (business services)
- Sale of Celerant Consulting to Hitachi Consulting (business services)
- Development capital injection in etc.venues (business services)
 - Sale of Expotel to Capita plc (business services)
- £234 million MBO of NES Global Talent (business services)
- Sale of Medicals Direct Group to Capita plc (business services)
- A series of acquisitions for SAICA (paper packaging/waste services)
- MBO of CitySprint (logistics/business services)
- Sale of FirstAssist (healthcare/business services)
- Sale of VSG (business services) to Compass Group
- MBO of AIM Aviation (aerospace)
- Development capital injection in Inspired Thinking Group (marketing services)
- Sale of ScriptSwitch (healthcare) to UnitedHealth Group Inc
- MBO of Aston Carter (business services)
- Development capital injection at Foster + Partners (building and design services)
- MBO of Farrow & Ball (consumer products)

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