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 6240
ACUITY INVESTMENTS LLP 1100
ADVENT INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY 2002
ALCHEMY PARTNERS LLP 3021
ALCUIN CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 2200
ANACAP FINANCIAL PARTNERS LLP 2011
ANTHEMIS GROUP 1001
APOLLO MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL LLP 2011
AQUILINE CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC 1001
ARBOR VENTURES LIMITED 1010
ARROWGRASS CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1010
ATLAS VENTURE LLP 1100
AUGMENTUM CAPITAL (GP) LIMITED 4220
AZINI CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1100
B.P.MARSH & COMPANY LIMITED 4220
BAIN CAPITAL, LTD. 1001
BALDERTON CAPITAL (UK) LLP 2110
BEECH TREE EQUITY PARTNERS (GP) LIMITED 1100
BLACKROCK GROUP LIMITED 1010
BLENHEIM CHALCOT LTF LIMITED 2200
BOWMARK CAPITAL LLP 2020
BREGAL INVESTMENTS LLP 1100
BRIDGEPOINT ADVISERS GROUP LIMITED 3021
BUSINESS GROWTH FUND PLC 5320
CABOT SQUARE CAPITAL LLP 6231
CALCULUS CAPITAL LIMITED 1100
CALEDONIA INVESTMENTS PLC 1001
Calera Capital LLC 1010
CAMWELL MANAGEMENT LLP 1010
CANAAN PARTNERS 1010
CAPITAL Z PARTNERS (UK) LIMITED 2101
CARVAL INVESTORS GB LLP 1100
CATALYST DEVELOPMENT LIMITED 1100
CBPE CAPITAL LLP 2020
CECP ADVISORS LLP 7034
CENTERBRIDGE PARTNERS EUROPE, LLP 1100
CERBERUS EUROPEAN CAPITAL ADVISORS, LLP 1001
CINVEN GROUP LIMITED 2002
CommerzVentures GmbH 1010
CONNECTION CAPITAL LLP 2110
CORRELATION RISK PARTNERS LIMITED 5221
CORSAIR CAPITAL LLP 2002
CRYSTAL AMBER ADVISERS (UK) LLP 1010
CVC CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED 4004
DARWIN PRIVATE EQUITY LLP 1010
DN CAPITAL LIMITED 1100
DOUGHTY HANSON & CO MANAGERS LIMITED 1010
DOVER STREET CAPITAL LIMITED 1010
DUNEDIN CAPITAL GROUP LIMITED 3030
DUNEDIN LLP 1100
EC1 CAPITAL LIMITED 1010
ECI PARTNERS LLP 4040
EDEN VENTURES LIMITED 1010
ELDERSTREET INVESTMENTS LIMITED 1100
ELLIOTT ADVISORS (UK) LIMITED 2101
EQUISTONE PARTNERS EUROPE LIMITED 2011
EXPONENT PRIVATE EQUITY (HOLDINGS) LLP 1001
FIVE ARROWS MANAGERS LLP 1010
FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP (UK) LTD 1001
Fosun International 1100
FROG CAPITAL LIMITED 2200
FTV CAPITAL INC. 4121
FUTURE CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED 1010
GENERAL ATLANTIC LIMITED 1001
Global Founders Capital 1100
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP HOLDINGS (U.K.) LIMITED 1100
Great Hill Partners Inc 1010
GROVEPOINT CAPITAL LLP 1010
H.I.G. EUROPEAN CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLP 1001
HARBOURVEST PARTNERS (U.K.) LIMITED 1010
HGCAPITAL LLP 3021
HGGC 1010
HIGHBRIDGE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT (UK), LTD. 4121
HOXTON VENTURES LLP 1100
HPS INVESTMENT PARTNERS (UK) LLP 1010
ILLUMINATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT LLP 1010
INDEX VENTURES (UK) LLP 1001
INFLEXION PRIVATE EQUITY PARTNERS LLP 7061
IPGL LIMITED 5230
J.P. MORGAN LIMITED 1001
JCF & CO. UK HOLDINGS LIMITED 3201
JRJ VENTURES LLP 2011
JZ ASSET MANAGEMENT UK LLP 1010
KESTER CAPITAL LLP 1100
KLEINPARTNERS CAPITAL CORP 1100
KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS & CO. LTD 3102
KREOS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT (UK) LIMITED 1010
LANE CRAWFORD LIMITED 1100
LDC (GENERAL PARTNER) LIMITED 1010
LIGHTYEAR CAPITAL LLC 1010
LIVINGBRIDGE EP LLP 4310
LLOYDS DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL (HOLDINGS) LIMITED 5212
LONDONGATE INVESTMENT & MANAGEMENT PLC 1010
LONSDALE CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1010
LYCEUM CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1100
MANFIELD PARTNERS LIMITED 1100
MATRIX GROUP LIMITED 1010
MAVEN CAPITAL PARTNERS UK LLP 1010
MCI Capital 1100
METRIC CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 2020
MIDSUMMER CAPITAL LIMITED 1010
MMC VENTURES LIMITED 1100
MOBEUS EQUITY PARTNERS LLP 1100
MONTAGU PRIVATE EQUITY LLP 1001
MOSAIC PRIVATE EQUITY LIMITED 2110
N. M. ROTHSCHILD & SONS LIMITED 1010
NORTHILL CAPITAL LLP 3102
NORTHZONE VENTURES UK LIMITED 2110
NOTION CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1100
NOVA CAPITAL GROUP LIMITED 2020
NVM GROUP LIMITED 1010
OAK HILL CAPITAL PARTNERS 1010
OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT (UK) LLP 3030
OCTOPUS CAPITAL LIMITED 4121
OMERS PRIVATE EQUITY EUROPE LIMITED 1001
OMIDYAR NETWORK UK LIMITED 1010
OMNI PARTNERS LLP 1100
PALAMON CAPITAL PARTNERS, LP 2002
PALATINE PRIVATE EQUITY LLP 4220
PARTECH VENTURES INC. 2200
PARTNERS GROUP (UK) LIMITED 1001
PASSION CAPITAL INVESTMENTS LLP 4121
PATRON CAPITAL ADVISERS LLP 1001
PENTA CAPITAL LLP 1010
PERMIRA ADVISERS LLP 2002
PERSCITUS ADVISERS LIMITED 1100
Pine Brook Partners Inc 2110
PITON CAPITAL LLP 1001
POLAR CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC. 1100
POLLEN STREET CAPITAL LIMITED 5131
POSTILION CAPITAL UK LLP 1100
PRAESIDIAN CAPITAL EUROPE LLP 1100
PRICOA CAPITAL GROUP LIMITED 1100
PROMETHEAN INVESTMENTS LLP 2110
RCAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1010
RHJ INTERNATIONAL 1001
RJD PARTNERS LIMITED 1010
ROBERT W. BAIRD GROUP LIMITED 1010
ROCKRIDGE INVESTMENT PARTNERS LLC 1010
SANLAM UK LIMITED 1100
SCOTTISH EQUITY PARTNERS LLP 1010
SENECA PARTNERS LIMITED 1100
SI 2016 LIMITED 1010
SOVEREIGN CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1100
STAR CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED 2020
SUMMIT PARTNERS (UK) ADVISORY LIMITED 1001
SYNOVA CAPITAL LLP 3030
TA ASSOCIATES UK ADVISORS LIMITED 1001
TALIS CAPITAL LIMITED 1100
TDR CAPITAL LLP 1010
TECHNOLOGY CROSSOVER VENTURES UK, LLP 1010
TEMPO CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1100
THE BLACKSTONE GROUP INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS LLP 2020
TOUCHSTONE INNOVATIONS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LIMITED 1010
TOWERBROOK CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED 1010
TRIDENT CAPITAL INC. 1010
UNICORN ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED 1010
VALAR VENTURES 1001
VENTURE CAPITAL PARTNERS LTD 1100
Venture Incubator AG 1100
VISION CAPITAL GROUP LIMITED 1001
VISTA EQUITY PARTNERS 2002
VITRUVIAN PARTNERS LLP 2020
WARBURG PINCUS INTERNATIONAL LLC 1010
WEIGHT PARTNERS CAPITAL LLP 1001
WOODFORD ASSET MANAGEMENT LLP 3201
Y COMBINATOR 1100