Katalyst Partners has been launched as a boutique advisory firm by Ravi Anand and Frank Ennis, together with corporate partners Kinetic Partners and Dexion Capital.
The firm provides corporate finance and strategic advice to the investment management industry, encompassing both traditional and alternative asset managers, wealth managers, closed end investment companies and service providers.
Katalyst Partners identifies, executes and provides advice on business, corporate or product development initiatives.
Anand, previously head of corporate finance and co-head of alternatives at New Star Asset Management, and Ennis, former partner at PwC, bring together more than 45 years’ experience in financial services.
Anand says: “The current market turmoil provides a number of interesting opportunities for participants in the investment management industry to build scale and diversity. Katalyst Partners’ deep industry knowledge and network makes it well placed to assist clients in maximising their potential through organic growth and corporate activity.”
Raymond O’Neill, founding member at Kinetic Partners, adds: “Katalyst’s services provide a complimentary balance to the suite of services Kinetic Partners offers to clients. We believe this partnership not only creates an environment for sharing ideas and building relationships, but also provides a unique service to the whole of the investment management industry.”