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Mergers Alliance UK announced the recruitment of a new direct entry partner, Hamish Shah.

18th May 2016

Hamish has 20 years of M&A experience having worked at Cable & Wireless, Merrill Lynch and Capstan Capital Partners and the combination of his experience of working within industry, bulge bracket investment banking and at a mid-market advisory business will be a real asset to Mergers Alliance partnership and its client base.

Hamish has extensive experience of the Media and Telecoms sectors having been Head of European Mid-Cap TMT Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch prior to his time at Capstan. During his ten years at Merrills he worked with clients such as BSkyB, The Guardian, Virgin Media, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom and Hutchison Whampoa. At Capstan, where Hamish was Partner and Head of M&A Advisory, his focus was on mid-market transactions within the UK and European TMT sectors.

At Catalyst Hamish will be a key member of the TMT sector in the UK and within the firm’s international partnership. Given his expertise and transaction record, he will work closely with business owners and management teams in the Media and Telecoms sector, as well as supporting financial sponsors, whether that be the generation of off-market opportunities, buy-side advice or maximising value in sale processes.

Andy Currie, Managing Partner at Catalyst, commented: “We are delighted to have recruited such a first class individual as Hamish. He will bring additional expertise in the TMT sector to our team and I am confident that Hamish’s skill set will provide even greater reach and options to our client base. This latest hire is a reinforcement of our belief in our business model as we continue to expand and gain market share.”

Commenting on his move, Hamish said: “I have known of Catalyst for a number of years and have been impressed by the manner in which the partners have built their business.  I see great opportunities in combining my sector knowledge and contacts with their national and international platform to generate significant deal flow in the Media, Telecoms and broader technology services sector.”


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