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 6123
ACUITY INVESTMENTS LLP 1100
ADVENT INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY 1001
ALCHEMY PARTNERS LLP 3003
ALCUIN CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 2200
ALLIANZ INSURANCE PLC 1010
ANACAP FINANCIAL PARTNERS LLP 1001
ANTHEMIS GROUP 1001
APOLLO MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL LLP 2011
AQUILINE CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC 1001
ARBOR VENTURES LIMITED 1010
ARROWGRASS CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 2002
ASTORG PARTNERS 1001
ATLAS VENTURE LLP 1010
AUGMENTUM CAPITAL (GP) LIMITED 4211
AZINI CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1100
B.P.MARSH & COMPANY LIMITED 4211
BAIN CAPITAL, LTD. 1100
BALDERTON CAPITAL (UK) LLP 3120
BEECH TREE EQUITY PARTNERS (GP) LIMITED 1010
BERINGEA LLP 1100
BLACKROCK GROUP LIMITED 1001
BLENHEIM CHALCOT LTF LIMITED 2101
BM CAPITAL LTD 1100
BOWMARK CAPITAL LLP 3120
BRIDGEPOINT ADVISERS GROUP LIMITED 2011
BUSINESS GROWTH FUND PLC 4211
CABOT SQUARE CAPITAL ADVISORS LTD 1010
CABOT SQUARE CAPITAL LLP 7142
CALCULUS CAPITAL LIMITED 2200
CALEDONIA INVESTMENTS PLC 2020
Calera Capital LLC 1010
CAMWELL MANAGEMENT LLP 1010
CANAAN PARTNERS 1010
CAPITAL Z PARTNERS (UK) LIMITED 1001
CAPITAL Z PARTNERS LLC 1001
CARVAL INVESTORS GB LLP 1100
CATALYST DEVELOPMENT LIMITED 1100
CBPE CAPITAL LLP 1010
CECP ADVISORS LLP 7115
CENTERBRIDGE PARTNERS EUROPE, LLP 1001
CERBERUS EUROPEAN CAPITAL ADVISORS, LLP 1001
CINVEN GROUP LIMITED 2002
CommerzVentures GmbH 1010
CONNECTION CAPITAL LLP 2110
CORRELATION RISK PARTNERS LIMITED 4121
CORSAIR CAPITAL LLP 3012
CRYSTAL AMBER ADVISERS (UK) LLP 1010
CVC CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED 5014
DARWIN PRIVATE EQUITY LLP 1010
DN CAPITAL LIMITED 1100
DOVER STREET CAPITAL LIMITED 1001
DUNEDIN CAPITAL GROUP LIMITED 2020
DUNEDIN LLP 2110
EC1 CAPITAL LIMITED 1100
ECI PARTNERS LLP 4031
EDEN VENTURES LIMITED 1010
ELLIOTT ADVISORS (UK) LIMITED 1100
EPIRIS MANAGERS LLP 1010
EQUISTONE PARTNERS EUROPE LIMITED 3021
EXPONENT PRIVATE EQUITY (HOLDINGS) LLP 1001
FIVE ARROWS MANAGERS LLP 1001
FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP (UK) LTD 1001
Fosun International 1010
FROG CAPITAL LIMITED 2020
FTV CAPITAL INC. 2011
FUTURE CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED 1010
GENERAL ATLANTIC LIMITED 2002
Global Founders Capital 1010
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP HOLDINGS (U.K.) LIMITED 1010
GOLDMAN SACHS MB SERVICES LIMITED 1010
GRAFTON CAPITAL LIMITED 1100
Great Hill Partners Inc 1010
GROVEPOINT CAPITAL LLP 1001
HARBOURVEST PARTNERS (U.K.) LIMITED 1001
HGCAPITAL LLP 1001
HGGC 1001
HIGHBRIDGE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT (UK), LTD. 3021
HOXTON VENTURES LLP 1010
HPS INVESTMENT PARTNERS (UK) LLP 1010
ILLUMINATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT LLP 1100
INDEX VENTURES (UK) LLP 2101
INFLEXION PRIVATE EQUITY PARTNERS LLP 10046
ING BANK NV 1100
Ion Capital Management Limited 1100
IPGL LIMITED 4130
J.C. FLOWERS & CO. UK LLP 2101
J.P. MORGAN LIMITED 1001
JCF & CO. UK HOLDINGS LIMITED 3120
JRJ VENTURES LLP 3111
JZ ASSET MANAGEMENT UK LLP 1010
KESTER CAPITAL LLP 1100
KLEINPARTNERS CAPITAL CORP 1001
KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS & CO. LTD 2101
KREOS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT (UK) LIMITED 1010
LANE CRAWFORD LIMITED 1010
LaSalle Capital 1100
LDC (GENERAL PARTNER) LIMITED 2011
Lee Equity Partners LLC 1001
LIVINGBRIDGE EP LLP 4031
LLOYDS DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL (HOLDINGS) LIMITED 3021
LONSDALE CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 2110
LYCEUM CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1100
MANFIELD PARTNERS LIMITED 1100
MATRIX GROUP LIMITED 1010
MAVEN CAPITAL PARTNERS UK LLP 1100
MCI Capital 1100
METRIC CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 2011
MIDSUMMER CAPITAL LIMITED 1010
MMC VENTURES LIMITED 1100
MOBEUS EQUITY PARTNERS LLP 4310
MONTAGU PRIVATE EQUITY LLP 1001
MOSAIC PRIVATE EQUITY LIMITED 2110
MV ADVISERS LLP 1010
N. M. ROTHSCHILD & SONS LIMITED 1010
NORTHILL CAPITAL LLP 3111
NORTHZONE VENTURES UK LIMITED 2101
NOTION CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1001
NOVA CAPITAL GROUP LIMITED 2002
NVM GROUP LIMITED 1100
OAK HILL CAPITAL PARTNERS 1001
OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT (UK) LLP 3021
OCTOPUS CAPITAL LIMITED 5041
OMERS PRIVATE EQUITY EUROPE LIMITED 1001
OMIDYAR NETWORK UK LIMITED 1001
OMNI PARTNERS LLP 1100
PALAMON CAPITAL PARTNERS, LP 2002
PALATINE PRIVATE EQUITY LLP 4040
PARTECH VENTURES INC. 2200
PARTNERS GROUP (UK) LIMITED 1001
PASSION CAPITAL INVESTMENTS LLP 4022
PATRON CAPITAL ADVISERS LLP 1001
PENTA CAPITAL LLP 2101
PERMIRA ADVISERS LLP 2002
PERSCITUS ADVISERS LIMITED 1100
PHOENIX EQUITY PARTNERS HOLDINGS LLP 1100
Pine Brook Partners Inc 2002
PITON CAPITAL LLP 1010
POLAR CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC. 1001
POLLEN STREET CAPITAL LIMITED 6132
POSTILION CAPITAL UK LLP 1010
PRAESIDIAN CAPITAL EUROPE LLP 1010
PRESERVATION CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED 3120
PRICOA CAPITAL GROUP LIMITED 1010
PROMETHEAN INVESTMENTS LLP 2011
RCAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1010
RJD PARTNERS LIMITED 1010
ROBERT W. BAIRD GROUP LIMITED 1010
ROCKRIDGE INVESTMENT PARTNERS LLC 1010
SANLAM UK LIMITED 1010
SCOTTISH EQUITY PARTNERS LLP 1001
SENECA PARTNERS LIMITED 1100
SI 2016 LIMITED 1010
SILVERFLEET CAPITAL LIMITED 1001
SOVEREIGN CAPITAL LIMITED 1010
SPECTRUM EQUITY INVESTORS 1100
SPRING VENTURES LLP 1100
STAR CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED 2020
SYNOVA CAPITAL LLP 2020
TDR CAPITAL LLP 1010
TECHNOLOGY CROSSOVER VENTURES UK, LLP 2011
TEMPO CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1010
THE BLACKSTONE GROUP INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS LLP 2011
TOUCHSTONE INNOVATIONS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LIMITED 1010
TOWERBROOK CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED 1010
TRIDENT CAPITAL INC. 1001
True Ventures 1100
VALAR VENTURES 1001
VENTURE CAPITAL PARTNERS LTD 1100
Venture Incubator AG 1010
VISTA EQUITY PARTNERS 2002
VITRUVIAN PARTNERS LIMITED 2101
VITRUVIAN PARTNERS LLP 2002
WEIGHT PARTNERS CAPITAL LLP 1001
WOODFORD ASSET MANAGEMENT LLP 3111
WYELANDS BANK PLC 1100
Y COMBINATOR 1001