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.

Private equity companies own a significant element of the UK financial services sector. As they typically look to realise their investment within a fixed time frame, an appreciation of their investments is important in determining likely transaction activity. Selecting the right private equity partner can be crucial in achieving a successful MBO. Knowing what investments each has made and their investment criteria (including size) is vital in the selection process.

The data below is not driven off private equity firms' declared investments, as many are not obviously disclosed, but from our own analysis of the ownership of every ultimate holding company.

 
    No. of IMAS value banding
CompanyWebinvestments£5 - £25m£25 – £100m£100+m
2020410 LIMITED 1001
ACCEL PARTNERS MANAGEMENT LLP 2200
ACUITY INVESTMENTS LLP 1100
ADVENT INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY 1001
ALCHEMY PARTNERS LLP 3021
ALLIANZ INSURANCE PLC 1100
ANACAP FINANCIAL PARTNERS LLP 1010
APOLLO MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL LLP 2011
AQUILINE CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC 1001
ARBOR VENTURES LIMITED 1100
ARROWGRASS CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 2020
ASTORG PARTNERS 1010
AUGMENTUM CAPITAL (GP) LIMITED 4121
B.P.MARSH & COMPANY LIMITED 2200
BALDERTON CAPITAL (UK) LLP 2110
BEECH TREE PE LLP 3210
BERINGEA LLP 1100
BLACKROCK GROUP LIMITED 1001
BLENHEIM CHALCOT LTF LIMITED 1100
BOWMARK CAPITAL LLP 2110
BRIDGEPOINT ADVISERS GROUP LIMITED 2020
BUSINESS GROWTH FUND PLC 3300
CABOT SQUARE CAPITAL ADVISORS LTD 1010
CABOT SQUARE CAPITAL LLP 4220
CALEDONIA INVESTMENTS PLC 2110
CAMWELL MANAGEMENT LLP 1010
CANAAN PARTNERS 1010
CAPITAL Z PARTNERS LLC 1010
CATALYST DEVELOPMENT LIMITED 1100
CBPE CAPITAL LLP 2110
CECP ADVISORS LLP 7313
CENTERBRIDGE PARTNERS EUROPE, LLP 1100
CERBERUS EUROPEAN CAPITAL ADVISORS, LLP 1001
CINVEN GROUP LIMITED 2002
CommerzVentures GmbH 1010
CONNECTION CAPITAL LLP 2200
CORRELATION RISK PARTNERS LIMITED 3201
CORSAIR CAPITAL LLP 3120
CRYSTAL AMBER ADVISERS (UK) LLP 1010
CVC CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED 5104
DN CAPITAL LIMITED 1100
DUNEDIN CAPITAL GROUP LIMITED 2020
DUNEDIN LLP 1100
ECI PARTNERS LLP 5311
EDEN VENTURES LIMITED 1010
ELLIOTT ADVISORS (UK) LIMITED 1010
EPIRIS MANAGERS LLP 1010
EQUISTONE PARTNERS EUROPE LIMITED 3120
EXPONENT PRIVATE EQUITY (HOLDINGS) LLP 1001
FIVE ARROWS MANAGERS LLP 1100
FORESIGHT GROUP LLP 1100
FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP (UK) LTD 1001
Fosun International 1100
FROG CAPITAL LIMITED 2200
FTV CAPITAL INC. 2020
FUTURE CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED 1100
GENERAL ATLANTIC LIMITED 2002
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP HOLDINGS (U.K.) LIMITED 1100
GOLDMAN SACHS MB SERVICES LIMITED 1010
Great Hill Partners Inc 1010
HGCAPITAL LLP 1001
HGGC 1001
HIGHBRIDGE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT (UK), LTD. 2020
INDEX VENTURES (UK) LLP 1001
INFLEXION PRIVATE EQUITY PARTNERS LLP 8323
IPGL LIMITED 3201
J.C. FLOWERS & CO. UK LLP 2101
J.P. MORGAN LIMITED 1001
JCF & CO. UK HOLDINGS LIMITED 2110
JRJ VENTURES LLP 3201
JZ ASSET MANAGEMENT UK LLP 1100
KESTER CAPITAL LLP 1100
KLEINPARTNERS CAPITAL CORP 1100
KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS & CO. LTD 2101
KREOS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT (UK) LIMITED 1010
LDC (GENERAL PARTNER) LIMITED 1001
Lee Equity Partners LLC 1010
LIVINGBRIDGE EP LLP 2110
LLOYDS DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL (HOLDINGS) LIMITED 2011
Lovell Minnick Partners 1010
LYCEUM CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1010
MANFIELD PARTNERS LIMITED 1100
MARLIN EQUITY PARTNERS LIMITED 1100
MATRIX GROUP LIMITED 1100
MCI Capital 1100
MMC VENTURES LIMITED 1100
MOBEUS EQUITY PARTNERS LLP 3210
MONTAGU PRIVATE EQUITY LLP 1001
MOSAIC PRIVATE EQUITY LIMITED 1100
MV ADVISERS LLP 1100
N. M. ROTHSCHILD & SONS LIMITED 1010
NORTHILL CAPITAL LLP 2110
NORTHZONE VENTURES UK LIMITED 2110
NVM GROUP LIMITED 1010
OAK HILL CAPITAL PARTNERS 1001
OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT (UK) LLP 3021
OCTOPUS CAPITAL LIMITED 3210
OMERS PRIVATE EQUITY EUROPE LIMITED 1001
OMIDYAR NETWORK UK LIMITED 1010
OMNI PARTNERS LLP 1100
PALAMON CAPITAL PARTNERS, LP 1010
PALATINE PRIVATE EQUITY LLP 2110
PAMPLONA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLP 1010
PARTECH VENTURES INC. 2200
PARTNERS GROUP (UK) LIMITED 1010
PASSION CAPITAL INVESTMENTS LLP 2020
PATRON CAPITAL ADVISERS LLP 1001
PENTA CAPITAL LLP 1100
PERMIRA ADVISERS LLP 2002
PHOENIX EQUITY PARTNERS HOLDINGS LLP 1100
Pine Brook Partners Inc 2002
PITON CAPITAL LLP 1010
POLAR CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC. 1001
POLLEN STREET CAPITAL LIMITED 3021
PRESERVATION CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED 3111
PRICOA CAPITAL GROUP LIMITED 1100
PROMETHEAN INVESTMENTS LLP 2101
RCAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1100
ROCKRIDGE INVESTMENT PARTNERS LLC 1010
SEARCHLIGHT CAPITAL PARTNERS UK, LLP 1100
SOVEREIGN CAPITAL LIMITED 1100
SPARK CAPITAL 1010
STAR CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED 2110
SYNOVA CAPITAL LLP 2110
TDR CAPITAL LLP 1010
THE BLACKSTONE GROUP INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS LLP 2020
Three Hills Capital Partners 1100
TOWERBROOK CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED 1010
TRIDENT CAPITAL INC. 1100
VALAR VENTURES 1001
VENTURE CAPITAL PARTNERS LTD 1100
VISTA EQUITY PARTNERS 1001
VITRUVIAN PARTNERS LIMITED 2200
VITRUVIAN PARTNERS LLP 2020
WARBURG PINCUS INTERNATIONAL LLC 1100
WEIGHT PARTNERS CAPITAL LLP 1001
WOODFORD ASSET MANAGEMENT LLP 2011
WYELANDS BANK PLC 1100