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Catalyst Success Continues. Justin Crowther wins the award for 'Dealmaker of the Year'

18th May 2015

Catalyst Corporate Finance continued its excellent year with Justin Crowther winning the award for ‘Dealmaker of the Year’ at the East Midlands Dealmakers dinner held on 14 May 2015 in Nottingham.

The award reflects Catalyst’s strong performance over the last 12 months from its East Midlands office, led by Justin. Out of a total of 25 deals completed by the firm, both in the UK and abroad, the East Midlands delivered six deals at an aggregate value of over £250 million. Included in this were the sales of Long Eaton-based Sofa Brands International to a group of investors, Nottingham-based HD Decisions to Experian, Northampton-based Allen Ford to Super Group of South Africa  and the sale of Burton-on-Trent-based Focus Pharmaceuticals to AMCo. 

The sale of Focus Pharmaceuticals won the 'Deal of the Year' award. Justin Crowther led the Catalyst team who advised Focus Pharmaceuticals' shareholders. 

Activity levels have continued into the current year, with the firm having completed ten deals by the end of April at a combined value of over £500 million.  

Justin Crowther, Partner at Catalyst, commented: 

“I am delighted to have won this award which reflects the continued growth and investment in our business. I have been supported by a strong team in the East Midlands and their hard work has contributed to our success in the region. With a strong pipeline through the rest of 2015, I look forward to another successful twelve months.” 


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