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 Chemicals & Coatings Fast 25

The inaugural Catalyst Chemicals & Coatings Fast 25, our list of the 25 fastest-growing, privately owned chemicals and coatings manufacturing businesses in the 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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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.