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 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.  

Catalyst advises Caledonia Investments plc on the sale of The Sloane Club

Catalyst has advised Caledonia Investments plc on the sale of The Sloane Club, the private members club located in the heart of Chelsea, London. 

Advisor to Mahindra Comviva on its acquisition of Emagine International

We advised Mahindra Comviva on its acquisition of Emagine International, a leading provider of real-time contextual marketing software.  

Catalyst advises Graphite Capital on £72m buy-out of YSC Consulting

Catalyst, the UK business of Alantra, has advised Graphite Capital on the £72m management buy-out of YSC Consulting. 

Catalyst advises Birmingham-headquartered ITG on its sale to Equistone

Catalyst, the UK business of Alantra, has advised Inspired Thinking Group on its sale to Equistone Partners.