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 H1 2017 M&A update

Buoyant M&A market driven by continued interest in the UK from overseas corporates.

research cover M&A in UK Electronic Manufacturing Services

Recent transactions highlight opportunities for owner-managers of Electronic Manufacturing Services businesses in the UK

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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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