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

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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 for a copy of the full report.

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Catalyst advises Spectris plc on its acquisition of Concept Life Sciences

Catalyst Corporate Finance has advised Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company, on its acquisition of Concept Life Sciences.  

Advisor to WernerCo and Triton Partners on the acquisition of Zarges Group

We advised WernerCo and Triton Partners on the acquisition of Zarges Group, a leading provider of professional access, storage and special construction solutions. 

Catalyst advises Piper on investment in Neom Organics

Catalyst has advised Piper on its investment in beauty and wellbeing brand Neom Organics (“Neom”). 

Catalyst advises Synova on 4Ways Healthcare refinancing

We advised Synova Capital on its refinancing of portfolio company 4Ways Healthcare, a leading provider of tele-diagnostic services to the healthcare sector.  

Catalyst advises PCMS Group on its sale to a management buy-out team backed by Inflexion Private Equity

Catalyst has advised PCMS Group, a leading provider of point-of-sale software and services for major retailers, on its sale to a management buy-out team, backed by Inflexion.