Research

Our competitive edge is created by deep insight into the industries in which we operate and our knowledge of the trends and activities that affect our clients. In our chosen sectors, we regularly publish reviews of the dynamics and strategic initiatives driving M&A activity, private equity investment and debt capital deployment.

For more information on our research output, please contact Keith Pickering on    +44 (0)20 7246 0500 or keithpickering@catalystcf.co.uk

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research cover Catalyst Pharma Fast 50

The inaugural Catalyst Pharma Fast 50, our list of the 50 fastest-growing privately owned pharmaceutical companies in the UK in 2016

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research cover Retail technology

Technology is revolutionising the retail consumer experience. An omni-channel solution is now critical to a retailer’s success; however, significant implementation challenges exist, presenting an opportunity for agile retail technology companies to flourish.

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research cover Grocer & Catalyst 2016 Fast 50

The Grocer magazine's list of the 50 fastest-growing privately owned food & drink companies in the UK in 2016 prepared exclusively by Catalyst.

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research cover Catalyst & CIWM's 2016 Waste Fast 50 - Autumn 2016

CIWM Fast 50 Waste and Resource management companies prepared exclusively by Catalyst and including profiles of the ten fastest-growing businesses.

research cover Drive technology - Gears

M&A activity for gear suppliers is occurring in non-automotive sub-segments with both strategic and financial investors targeting mid-caps to diversify their product and application range

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‘Sustainability’, the key to today’s packaging market

If anyone was still unsure as to the direction the packaging industry is taking, the 2017 Packaging Innovations trade show left little doubt... 

Strong M&A outlook for mid-market pharma

The dynamics highlighted by this year’s Catalyst Pharma Fast 50 show that the sector is prime for further acquisitions and private equity investment... 

Why mid-market pharma is thriving

If there’s one thing that this year’s Pharma Fast 50 emphasises, it is that privately owned pharmaceutical firms in the UK are thriving... 

Optimism on post-Brexit renewables innovation

The sustainability challenges posed by the UK’s forthcoming exit of the EU were a central topic at this year's annual EIC Conference... 

Independent Vetcare – barking up the right tree

The vet market continues to attract plenty of interest. Independent Vetcare is currently being sold in what is rumoured to be a hotly contested auction... 

Catalyst has advised the shareholders of UK Heating Group, including Encore Capital, on the sale to Irsap Group

Catalyst Corporate Finance has advised the shareholders of UK Heating Group, including Encore Capital, on the sale to Irsap Group. 

Catalyst advises the shareholders of Thompson & Morgan on the sale to BVG Group

Catalyst has advised the shareholders of Thompson & Morgan Group Holdings, including Primary Capital, on the sale to BVG Group 

Catalyst advises Phoenix Equity Partners on its investment in Global Freight Solutions

Catalyst has advised Phoenix Equity Partners on its investment in Global Freight Solutions (Holdings) Ltd (GFS) alongside the current management team, led by CEO Neil Cotty. 

Catalyst appoints two new principals

Catalyst Corporate Finance has expanded its dealmaking team with the recruitment of Alex Silk and Shannon Cox who join the firm as Principals. 

Catalyst advises KKR on £325m agreement to buy Travelopia from Tui

Catalyst Corporate Finance has advised KKR on its agreement with TUI AG (TUI) to acquire Travelopia for £325m. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.