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 Comment & Opinion - Will there be a Brexit boom?

The UK’s decision to leave the EU represents a major opportunity for the country’s dynamic and world-leading pharmaceutical sector – despite warnings that Brexit could prompt pharma companies to quit the UK.

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 UK Mental Health M&A 2014-2015 snapshot

The emergence of US trade buyers has energised the exit environment for owner managers and investors. We expect further consolidation over the next few years.

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research cover Healthcare Sector M&A Update - Winter 2015/16

The past twelve months have seen a continuation of strong overall healthcare activity. Deal volumes across each sector have risen with pharmaceuticals recording a significant increase.

research cover Healthcare M&A 2015 snapshot

2015 saw a number of noticeable trends: pharma M&A and cross-border deals have grown significantly, and valuations continue to be strong for good businesses.

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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. 

Catalyst advises family owned waste management business on its sale to international trade buyer

Catalyst, the UK business of Alantra, has advised the family owners of WSR Recycling Ltd on its sale to Panda Group.  

Catalyst combines with Alantra to create a leading global advisory business in the mid-market

Alantra, the global investment banking and asset management firm, which is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange with offices across Europe, the US, Asia and Latin America, has combined with Catalyst Corporate Finance.  

Catalyst advises Rutland Partners on its investment in Armitage Pet Care

Catalyst has advised Rutland Partners on its acquisition of Armitage Pet Care, the largest independent manufacturer and supplier of premium branded pet treats and accessories in the UK. 

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

Catalyst has advised MML Partners on its £36m investment in CSI, a leading IT Managed Service provider to the UK mid-market