Our unmatched mapping of the UK financial services sector allows us to identify the fullest range of buyers and sellers. The largest buyer group (see M&A trends) is overseas groups already with a UK presence. There are over 1,000 overseas groups (see Geographic) invested in the UK, which have been identified by activity and country of ownership. Using the search facility you can check the ownership, activity and indicative value banding of any financial services business. Register and we will send you weekly updates on any changes in FCA authorised companies that you select in your alert list and our IMAS monthly M&A email.

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Imas value banding
 UK QuotedPrivately heldWidely HeldOverseas OwnedPrivate EquityMutual/ FriendlyOtherTotal
£100+ million 105 132 27 372 59 41 28 764
£25 – 100 million 47 358 39 313 100 52 17 926
£5 – 25 million 23 1,297 58 487 74 116 60 2,115
Total 175 1,787 124 1,172 233 209 105 3,805

This analysis shows the UK financial services industry by size and ultimate ownership type. Accordingly, only the highest level corporate entity in the group structure is analysed.

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