A specialist engineering consultancy, had an excellent reputation in its niche, and was highly profitable. Its founder wanted to commit less time to management while staying involved in the business. Catalyst led a strategic review of the business, which resulting in organisational and process changes and initiation of a new plan to allow the company to thrive and grow.

WestBridge Capital LLP, a private equity group investing in fast growing UK SMEs, funded an MBO of Anglia Business Solutions Ltd, a leading software & IT consultancy group. The Catalyst Group provided WestBridge Capital with due diligence exit analysis, taking in both the current financial structure and the potential market for and valuation of the business in the future.

Artisan Software Tools Ltd, having come through the turbulent post bubble period, had reached a point where it needed change to progress the company further. To this end, the board authorised a management buy in, together with the exit of some existing investors. Catalyst guided and advised throughout this process.

Peritus Software Services Inc. (OTC:PTUS.OB), retained The Catalyst Group to review its strategic alternatives and to provide financial advice. Following the decision to take the company private through a merger with Rocket Software Inc, Catalyst provided the directors of Peritus with a fairness opinion on the transaction.