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 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.