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Ali Robertson

Principal at Catalyst Corporate Finance


About Me

Catalyst is an award winning international corporate finance advisor. We give clear advice on company sales, acquisitions, debt advisory and private equity and debt-funded management buy-outs.

My recent deals include the following:

  • SAICA's acquisition of the Americk Packaging Group (value n/d)
  • Palatine Private Equity's £65m management buy-out of Westleigh Homes
  • Sale of Steelite via a management buy-out backed by PNC Riverarch Capital (US PE House) and simultaneous sale of Royal Crown Derby to Kevin Oakes (value n/d)
  • The acquisition of Plexus Law by its original founders, led by Andrew McDougall (value n/d)
  • Sale of the Automated Technology Group to John Wood Group Plc (value n/d)
  • £42.5m refinancing of Ballast Phoenix funded by Lloyds and AIMCo- Synova Capital’s management buy-out of 4Ways Healthcare (value n/d)
  • Sale of FT Morrell & Co to RPM International Inc (value n/d)
  • £70m sale of Focus Pharmaceuticals to AMCo
  • McCambridge Group’s sale of Soreen to Samworth Brothers (value n/d)
  • Elysian Capital’s management buy-out of the Wellbeing Software Group (value n/d)

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Chemicals M&A - is the party nearly over?

The chemicals sector continues to see a buoyant M&A landscape, with strong deal activity across the full spectrum of deal sizes. 

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Growth for Midlands manufacturers despite uncertainty

Very positive news that over 60% of Midlands manufacturers have shown increased sales in the last six months.

Continued investment by...

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Innovation and advanced technologies driving chemicals M&A

Whilst it's hard to ignore the megadeals within the chemicals sector in recent months, it's clear that one of the key drivers of M&A is...

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