Catalyst Corporate Finance has a new Spanish dealmaker who will join the firm on a 12-month secondment from Barcelona.

Elena Boxaidos comes from Norgestion, Catalyst’s Mergers Alliance partner in Spain, where she gained four years experience of the Spanish M&A market.

She is a graduate from ESADE business school and completed an MBA at the same university.

Ms Boxaidos has a wide range of knowledge of corporate finance transactions from her work at Norgestion and prior to that in the corporate finance department of Grant Thornton.

At Catalyst, she will advise on MBOs, fund raising, company acquisitions and disposals as well as being a member of the support services sector team.

In addition to this Ms Boxaidos will help further drive Catalyst’s bilateral work in the Iberian region following last year’s sale of Spain-based Iasist.

Andy Currie, managing partner at Catalyst, said: “The importance of and commitment to developing our international work is the main reason for Elena joining us for 12 months.

“We see our international work as a key focus for our business development, giving our clients access to potential buyers and sellers and also assisting overseas businesses in their acquisition searches in the UK.”