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 Industrial technology

We've been working with technology-enabled companies and management teams across a wide range of industrial sub-sectors throughout the business lifecycle to help them create and realise value

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research cover Drive technology - Gears

M&A activity for gear suppliers is occurring in non-automotive sub-segments with both strategic and financial investors targeting mid-caps to diversify their product and application range

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research cover Automotive Suppliers Sector Update

M&A activity remained strong in Q2. PE divested high quality investments while major strategic players targeted businesses that strengthened their position in specific markets.

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research cover Global Shipping

Bank retrenchment from lending to shipping companies, combined with severe cyclical downturns in major parts of the shipping industry, is creating significant debt investment opportunities.

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research cover Chemicals & Coatings M&A Update 2015/16

The hunt for growth is driving consolidation as large players target product and capability expansion via high-growth, high margin markets.

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‘Sustainability’, the key to today’s packaging market

If anyone was still unsure as to the direction the packaging industry is taking, the 2017 Packaging Innovations trade show left little doubt... 

Strong M&A outlook for mid-market pharma

The dynamics highlighted by this year’s Catalyst Pharma Fast 50 show that the sector is prime for further acquisitions and private equity investment... 

Why mid-market pharma is thriving

If there’s one thing that this year’s Pharma Fast 50 emphasises, it is that privately owned pharmaceutical firms in the UK are thriving... 

Optimism on post-Brexit renewables innovation

The sustainability challenges posed by the UK’s forthcoming exit of the EU were a central topic at this year's annual EIC Conference... 

Independent Vetcare – barking up the right tree

The vet market continues to attract plenty of interest. Independent Vetcare is currently being sold in what is rumoured to be a hotly contested auction... 

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.  

Catalyst hosts Q&A with West Midlands mayoral candidate Andy Street

Catalyst has hosted a Q&A with West Midland’s mayoral candidate Andy Street, at its Birmingham Office.  

Catalyst has advised the shareholders of UK Heating Group, including Encore Capital, on the sale to Irsap Group

Catalyst Corporate Finance has advised the shareholders of UK Heating Group, including Encore Capital, on the sale to Irsap Group. 

Catalyst advises the shareholders of Thompson & Morgan on the sale to BVG Group

Catalyst has advised the shareholders of Thompson & Morgan Group Holdings, including Primary Capital, on the sale to BVG Group 

Catalyst advises Phoenix Equity Partners on its investment in Global Freight Solutions

Catalyst has advised Phoenix Equity Partners on its investment in Global Freight Solutions (Holdings) Ltd (GFS) alongside the current management team, led by CEO Neil Cotty.