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The long-term implications of India’s November decision to withdraw currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 are nowhere close to being apparent. Did it have the intended impact of curbing the black economy? Did it dent the Indian preference for cash? Did it curb the fake currency menace? How much currency was exchanged?…

Will there be a Brexit Boom

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) represents a major opportunity for the country’s dynamic and world-leading pharmaceutical sector – despite warnings that Brexit could prompt pharma companies to quit the UK.…

How US private equity firms are differentiating themselves from the competition

I have recently met with private equity (PE) firms covering the US lower and middle mid-market, first in San Francisco at our international partner conference and then at the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) InterGrowth conference in Las Vegas, which brought together sponsors with collective firepower of over $160 billion and who are responsible for around four per cent of all PE deals in the US last year.…

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Yet again, another large-scale cyber security attack has come out as a major news story.…

America First In The Trump Raj

US President Donald Trump has proposed a massive reduction in corporate tax rate to 15 per cent. The move, if passes muster, could be good for Indian companies but bad for the country.…

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Indian state elections were announced over the weekend and the ruling party led by Prime Minister Modi- Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) were the clear winners with a sweep in the key state Uttar Pradesh (UP)…

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.…

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Two out of India's Top 3 telco operators, Vodafone (No 2) and Idea Cellular (No 3) confirmed their merger plan earlier this month.…

Industrial Distributor Sector Overview

The latest issue of our Industrial Technology Value-Added Distributors Sector Overview, highlighting trends in M&A, financing, IPOs and capital markets for private and public companies in Industrial Technology sector, is now available.…

Trump victory & scrapping of Notes. Near term jitters provide opportunities

Two major events-one domestic and other global, have led to market jitters which in our view present an opportunity for value buying…

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Catalyst has advised MML Partners (PE) on its investment in CSI, a leading IT Managed Service provider to the UK mid-market.

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Entanet

Catalyst Corporate Finance has advised the shareholders of Entanet Holdings Limited on its £29 million sale to CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings plc. Shareholders include Mobeus Equity…

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MEDITERRÁNEA DE CATERING, a portfolio company of PORTOBELLO CAPITAL, has acquired 100% of shares of VERA GALDEANO, the family owned company engaged in providing high…

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Khronos Advisory advised Star Energy Group on the sale of 33% equity stake in Star Energy Group Holdings Pte Ltd to BCPG Public Company Limited,…

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Catalyst advised Palatine Private Equity on its investment in TTC Group, a leading provider of road user and cycling education courses in the UK.

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API S.p.A - API

Ethica Corporate Finance, advised the shareholders of API – Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali – on its sale to listed US player Trinseo (NYSE:TSE), a global materials…

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Ethica Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of Maffi S.r.l., the holding company which controls MAW, in the sale of the 82.5% stake to Proa, the…

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Springest B.V.

A minority of the shares of Springest were sold to FD Mediagroep (also known as FDMG) (with the option to acquire the other part of the…

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Doctor Dentist S.r.l.

Ethica Corporate Finance advised Europe Capital Partners V, the PE holding the majority stake of Doctor Dentist, on the sale of its 60% stake to…

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Avena Foods Limited

Origin Merchant Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Avena Foods Limited (“Avena”) on its sale to Ironbridge Equity Partners (“Ironbridge”).

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iyzico

Odin Financial Advisors advised iyzico in its Series C fundraising round, led by Vostok Emerging Finance, in order to boost expansion in Europe and Middle…

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ENTRA

Capitalmind advised SYLPA Group on its acquisition ENTRA Group in a competitive process. Following its third MBO backed by EPF Partners (PE fund) in July…

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