The company is a brainchild of Mr. C.(Dilip) M. Dixit, well known Chartered Accountant., who is Senior Partner in M/s G D Apte & Company. M/s G. D. Apte & Company is the oldest firm of Chartered Accountants from Pune. The firm has handled some of the major assignments in its illustrious history of 80 years.

The journey of ‘Trusteeship Services’ started in 1997, as a Private limited Company, with a lofty aim: to bring together industry stalwarts with a wide range of experience and to build a team that would help its clients scale new heights and go from strength to strength. We called ourselves ‘GDA Trusteeship Limited’. The Company started its operations from Pune, in the areas of ‘Debenture Trusteeship’ and ‘Management of Private Provident Funds’. We take pride being the first Non-Banking Private Sector Company registered by SEBI, as ‘Debenture Trustee’ in the year 1998. Over a span of 19 years, the team achieved a lot together – from being the first non-banking private sector company to receive a license from SEBI to operate as a leading trusteeship company which has created a strong identity in industry.

With an eye on the future, as we step into our 20th year, we decided to adopt new name ‘Catalyst Trusteeship Limited’. A name that signifies not only our values but also what we have meant to scores of satisfied clients over the years: A catalyst that has facilitated and helped bring a lasting change in our clients’ business. It has also enlarged its sphere of activities to include sale of Software Escrow Services.

In the last decade company witnessed robust growth in its business and has spread its geographical presence outside Pune to Metro cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai.

We achieved our success because of how successfully we integrate with our clients.

Our Mission

CTL is committed to provide prompt, reliable and personalized trusteeship services to gain the trust and satisfaction of the customers. We will establish and maintain Quality Management System and continually improve its effectiveness to achieve our objectives.

Group Companies

GDA Ownership Pvt. Ltd (Formerly GDA Forensics Services Private Limited) –GDA Ownership Pvt. Ltd. is a ‘Holding Company’ of Catalyst Trusteeship Ltd

GDA Management Consulting Private Limited-Management consultancy services in the field of finance, banking, investments, production, materials, accounts and costing, information technology, data processing, information systems, information security, valuation, and conducts information system and security audits.

Milestones achieved

Founded as GDA Trusteeship Limited and registered with SEBI


First debentures trusteeship transaction


Security trusteeship transactions started


First Public issue handled


Started multiple trusteeship activities


Achieved 80% market share in securitization


Leaders in trusteeship assignment


New product launched AIF Trusteeship


Changed name to Catalyst Trusteeship Ltd.


Awarded Best Trustee Company in the field of Securitization


Obtained ISO Certificate ISO:27001 conforming to quality standard ISO 9001:2015 for six Trusteeship services


Bagged Best Trustee Company award for the second time in the field of Securitization