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 Business Services - Recent deals

Working with entrepreneurs and management teams throughout the investment lifecycle to help them create and realise value.

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research cover Global Testing, Inspection and Certification

Major strategics highlight acquisition priorities and confirm significant cash available for M&A

research cover Education & Training M&A Update - Summer 2017

M&A activity in education remains strong. PE is increasingly active, with a healthy level of interest from overseas financial investors.

research cover SME Services

Investors are hungry for outsourced service providers to SMEs. A number of our recent deals illustrate the key business plan features which are attracting investors and acquirers.

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research cover Testing, Inspection and Certification

The M&A market for Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) is highly favourable for sellers, as trade buyers target external growth and PE opt for aggressive buy and build growth strategies. Contact richardholden@catalystcf.co.uk for a copy of the full report.

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Catalyst advises MML Partners on investment in IT managed service provider CSI

Catalyst has advised MML Partners on its £36 million investment in CSI, a leading IT Managed Service provider to the attractive and fast growing UK mid-market. 

Catalyst advises shareholders on the £29m sale of Entanet to CityFibre

Catalyst has advised shareholders on the £29m sale of Entanet to listed communication infrastructure provider CityFibre  

Catalyst advises leading ignition supplier Standard Brands on sale

Catalyst has advised Standard Brands (UK) Ltd, the international ignition supplier that includes the ZIP and Sunny Jim brands, on its sale to the SHS Group. 

Catalyst advises McNicholas as Kier makes investment

Catalyst has advised the shareholders of McNicholas, a leading infrastructure services provider in the UK, on its sale to Kier plc.  

Catalyst advises Palatine on TTC investment

Catalyst has advised Palatine Private Equity on its investment in TTC Group, a leading provider of road user and cycling education courses in the UK.