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 ProLabs as Inflexion makes investment

Catalyst has advised ProLabs, a leading independent supplier of compatible optical transceivers, on its investment from Inflexion Private Equity.  

Catalyst appoints new partner to strengthen Consumer sector focus

Catalyst has appointed a new partner, Matthew Wiseman, to strengthen its consumer sector focus in the UK.  

Catalyst wins International Trade Award

Catalyst has won the “International Trade Award” at TheBusinessDesk.com’s West Midlands Business Masters 2017, which showcases the best businesses in the West Midlands. 

Catalyst advised MBO of Westleigh Partnerships wins Deal of the Year

The £65m management buy-out of Westleigh Partnerships, in which Catalyst advised Palatine Private Equity, won the ‘Deal of the Year Award’ at the Insider East Midlands Dealmakers Awards 

Catalyst advises LDC on the secondary buy-out of Addo Food Group

Catalyst has advised LDC and the management team on the secondary buy-out of Addo Food Group (Addo) the UK’s leading chilled savoury pastry producer, from Vision Capital.