Founded in 1994, Catalyst has always been a different kind of consultancy. Over twenty five years, we’ve built a firm centred on shared values, recognising that trusted advisers must also be team players. Honesty and transparency guide us, and collaboration and inspiration drive us.
Scaling our specialism has quickened our pace but we’re still fuelled by an enduring commitment to quality and to people: our colleagues and clients alike.
These have been some of our key moments along the way.
Catalyst celebrates 25 years since it was founded on the 4th January 1994 Catalyst also announces they are merging with Sionic Advisors in a deal set to create one of the world’s largest and fastest growing specialist consulting firms.
Catalyst celebrates a record year: in under 12 months the firm acquires Knadel; is named as a top 50 UK Best Workplace™; opens its first nearshore base in Lithuania; launches then expands its offshore base in Jersey; appoints its first CFO-COO and first HRD and signs its first strategic academic alliance in mainland Europe
Catalyst announces an investment partnership with Livingbridge PE
Catalyst is awarded The Queen's Award for Enterprise, in recognition of the firm's global impact
Catalyst completes a management buy-out from Abeam
Catalyst achieves record profits during its buy-out year
Catalyst is bought by Abeam
Catalyst decides to focus exclusively on financial markets
Catalyst delivers a milestone project: the Global Tech Intra Ops model for JP Morgan Chase
Catalyst moves headquarters to Fleet Street in the City of London
Catalyst de-merges from The Blueprint Group
Catalyst runs the inaugural Core Capabilities programme for JP Morgan, in New York
Catalyst delivers its first £1million assignment, for UBS
Catalyst delivers its first £100K programme, for Sun Alliance
Catalyst delivers the Odyssey programme for JP Morgan and also forms 'The Blueprint Group' with JM
Catalyst is founded by Greg Davis with a commitment to be a distinctively 'clean and proud' consultancy