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 Personal care and beauty: top 5 trends driving M&A in 2017

M&A activity in the global Personal Care and Beauty sector in 2017 has continued at the record levels seen in 2015 and 2016

research cover Top Travel deals of 2017

Whilst M&A volumes in the Travel sector have remained relatively consistent over the last three years, 2017 was a year of high profile transactions.

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research cover Consumer Sector M&A update Autumn 2017

Consumer and retail M&A activity is characterised by investment in the “experience” economy.

PDF Consumer Sector M&A update Autumn 2017.pdf
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research cover Consumer Sector M&A Update Autumn 2016

Despite Brexit, we are continuing to see deal volumes for large, lower-risk businesses at 2015 levels. There is still an active M&A market in consumer retail, but it has become a more rational one.

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research cover Travel Trade Gazette Interview Winter 2014

Mark Farlow shares his views on M&A activity in the Travel sector in an interview with Travel Trade Gazette.

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Catalyst advises Piper on investment in Neom Organics

Catalyst has advised Piper on its investment in beauty and wellbeing brand Neom Organics (“Neom”). 

Catalyst advises PCMS Group on its sale to a management buy-out team backed by Inflexion Private Equity

Catalyst has advised PCMS Group, a leading provider of point-of-sale software and services for major retailers, on its sale to a management buy-out team, backed by Inflexion.  

Catalyst advises Caledonia Investments plc on the sale of The Sloane Club

Catalyst has advised Caledonia Investments plc on the sale of The Sloane Club, the private members club located in the heart of Chelsea, London. 

Advisor to Mahindra Comviva on its acquisition of Emagine International

We advised Mahindra Comviva on its acquisition of Emagine International, a leading provider of real-time contextual marketing software.  

Catalyst advises Graphite Capital on £72m buy-out of YSC Consulting

Catalyst, the UK business of Alantra, has advised Graphite Capital on the £72m management buy-out of YSC Consulting.