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Catalyst Scoops 3rd Rainmaker Award

28th March 2006

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Catalyst Corporate Finance, the specialist mid market corporate finance advisory business has won one of the prestigious 2006 Rainmaker Awards, coming out top in the Industrials Sector.
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On your marques, get set, buy

The automotive retail sector is experiencing a dramatic rise in M&A activity.With ongoing low interest rates and strong consumer confidence, new vehicle sales are continuing to reach record levels month after month.…

Construction sector - Who is making the money?

The last few weeks have seen a raft of announcements from the large housebuilders – all unfailingly disclosing impressive results for 2015 driven by high single digit to mid-teens percentage growth in both completions and average sales value.…

Exploring Leveraged Recapitalizations as an Alternative to Selling a Business

Many owners of mid-sized private companies spend much of their working lives building a business yet ultimately reach a point where they seek to enjoy some of the financial rewards of their life-long efforts.…

Indian M&A: Can 2016 be turnaround year?

After 18% decline in M&A deals in 2015, corporates and investors are betting big on 2016.…

M&A in Dutch Digital market heating up

After a recovery of a few years M&A in the Dutch digital market is heating up. Aside from the traditional buyers (WPP, Publicis, Aegis and IPG) new platform companies have emerged such as Mediamonks, Oxyma and Tamtam. These companies, backed by large PE firms, are actively scanning the market to find additions to their product portfolio and we anticipate multiple transactions to be executed.…

2016 View from the US

The fundamentals that will drive M&A in the US and underpin US corporates’ appetite to acquire overseas in 2016 remain in place, despite the events of early January that have shown there are headwinds facing financial markets, resulting in significant volatility.…

A Manifest for Net Neutrality

For more than two decades all traffic in the internet was substantially treated equally (referred to as “net neutrality”).…

When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies: Seven Steps to Restoring a Company in Financial Distress

With volatility in today’s markets, the financial environment is unforgiving for faltering companies in the middle market.…

Call Connected: ATC buys 51% stake in Viom Networks for USD1.3b

In the largest inbound acquisition of FY16, American Tower Corp (ATC) announced acquisition of 51% stake in telecom tower infrastructure firm, Viom Networks. ATC will pay USD1.3b in cash and takeover debt of USD1b, valuing Viom at USD3.5b.…

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Cabonline Group - Taxi

Experia Corporate Finance advised H.I.G. Capital on its acquisition of Cabonline Group.

The owner of Cabonline wanted to sell as no natural succession occurred. After…

CP Electronics

Founded over 40 years ago, CP Electronics (CP) is the UK’s leading manufacturer of lighting control systems. It assists its blue chip customer base in…

Gerdau Aceros Europa - SIDENOR

The Spanish investor Clerbil, SL formed by the management team of Gerdau Aceros Europa acquired the European activities of the specialty steel producer of the…

Nana Oilfield Services - Project Landry

Headwaters MB announced today that it advised NANA Development Corporation on the sale of Nana Oilfield Services (NOSI) to Saltchuk Resources.

Project Landry kicked off…

Friendly Finance

Northstar advised Friendly Finance on the 80% sale of its shares to Finstar Group, a Russian finance company

Phaidon International

Catalyst Corporate Finance has advised the shareholders of Phaidon International on the £18 million investment by Muzinich & Co and HSBC Bank Plc.

Muzinich & Co.…

Oogst - Tiger III

Capitalmind advised the shareholders of Oogst on the sale to Oxyma.

Oxyma, the first fully integrated omni-channel marketing agency in the Netherlands, has an active…

Aqualisa

RBS and Sankaty became majority shareholders of the business through a debt-for-equity swap in 2013 following a downturn in market conditions during the global financial…

SPPP - SPPP raises growth capital

Capitalmind advised SPPP Group on a fundraising underwritten by CITA Investissement to finance the group's development plan.

CITA Investissement invested as a minority shareholder along the…

Blondeau Group - acquires Boomex

Capitalmind advised the Blondeau Group on the acquisition of Boomex from its shareholders.

Operating 4 sites in Germany, the Boomex Group is a leading and well…

Texon International Group Ltd.

In 2010, Barclays Ventures (Barclays) assumed majority control of the business as a result of a restructuring. Since then, Barclays and the management team, led…

IS Group B.V. - IS - Redbee/Fortytwo

The acquisition of Redbee and Fortytwo by IS Group (subsidiary of KPN) is a next step to strenghten their position in the fast growing Dutch…

Onsite Health

Headwaters MB advised Onsite Health, a national leader in mobile medical and dental healthcare, on its sale to an undisclosed buyer.

Onsite Health’s multiple lines of…

b1 Engineering Solutions - Dot

b1 Engineering Solutions was part of Germany based multimedia group Blaupunkt. Blaupunkt group was formerly held by Aurelius who did not engage in any operational…

Toscotec S.p.A. - PROJECT PAPER

Ethica Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of Toscotec on the sale of the 40% stake to Synergo SGR, an Italian private equity firm focused on…

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