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 MML Partners on investment in IT managed service provider CSI

Catalyst has advised MML Partners on its £36 million investment in CSI, a leading IT Managed Service provider to the attractive and fast growing UK mid-market. 

Catalyst advises shareholders on the £29m sale of Entanet to CityFibre

Catalyst has advised shareholders on the £29m sale of Entanet to listed communication infrastructure provider CityFibre  

Catalyst advises leading ignition supplier Standard Brands on sale

Catalyst has advised Standard Brands (UK) Ltd, the international ignition supplier that includes the ZIP and Sunny Jim brands, on its sale to the SHS Group. 

Catalyst advises McNicholas as Kier makes investment

Catalyst has advised the shareholders of McNicholas, a leading infrastructure services provider in the UK, on its sale to Kier plc.  

Catalyst advises Palatine on TTC investment

Catalyst has advised Palatine Private Equity on its investment in TTC Group, a leading provider of road user and cycling education courses in the UK.