Corporate finance firm Catalyst has three new directors following the promotion of Jeremy Harrison, Richard Holden and Simon Peacock.

Mr Harrison joined Catalyst six years ago and since then he has worked on a number of high-profile deals including the growth capital fundraising for Foster + Partners, and more recently the MBOs of AIM Aviation and EMCAS.

Mr Holden joined Catalyst’s London office in 2006 and has worked on deals including the acquisition of Pertemps People Development Group by ESH. Simon Peacock joined Catalyst from United Biscuits and is head of Catalyst’s international food and drink sector team.

Mr Peacock’s completed deals include the sales of Salads to Go and Redmill Snacks.

Catalyst managing partner Andy Currie said: “I am delighted to announce the promotion of Jeremy, Richard and Simon to directors at Catalyst.

“Their promotions reflect their contribution to the development of the business, and our prospects for growth.”

The move comes a week after Catalyst revealed it had taken on a Spanish dealmaker who will join the firm on a 12-month secondment from Barcelona.

Earlier this year the firm advised the sale of NB Real Estate to outsourcing giant Capita for £20 million.

In a busy start to the year, Catalyst, which has an office in Cherry Street, Birmingham, and had a record year in 2010, advised the management buyout of EMC Advisory Services, the sale of Aston Carter and the management buyout of Valldata.