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 Catalyst & CIWM's 2016 Waste Fast 50 - Autumn 2016

CIWM Fast 50 Waste and Resource management companies prepared exclusively by Catalyst and including profiles of the ten fastest-growing businesses.

research cover CIWM's 2016 Waste Top 20 - Autumn 2016

CIWM Top 20 Waste management companies prepared exclusively by Catalyst and including profiles of the five largest businesses.

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research cover CIWM's 2015 Waste Fast 50 – Autumn 2015

CIWM Fast 50 Waste and Resource management companies prepared exclusively by Catalyst and including profiles of the ten fastest growing businesses.

research cover Renewable Energy Autumn 2015

Globally, more capacity is now being added annually for renewable energy than for coal, natural gas and oil combined. Around 70% of the power capacity that will be added between now and 2030 will come from renewables sources. This report also looks at developments in the UK solar market, one of the most progressive in terms of technologies and project financing.

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research cover CIWM's 2015 Waste Top 20 - Summer 2015

CIWM Top 20 Waste management companies prepared exclusively by Catalyst and including profiles of the five largest businesses.

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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.