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 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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research cover Healthcare Sector M&A Update - Spring 2015

The volume of deals in the first three months of 2015 have set the stage for a strong year with activity in pharmaceuticals and medtech higher than in the first quarter of 2014.

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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’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.