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 6132
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 2020
ASTORG PARTNERS 1001
ATLAS VENTURE LLP 1010
AUGMENTUM CAPITAL (GP) LIMITED 4121
AZINI CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1100
B.P.MARSH & COMPANY LIMITED 4211
BAIN CAPITAL, LTD. 1100
BALDERTON CAPITAL (UK) LLP 4130
BEECH TREE PE LLP 2110
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 4301
CABOT SQUARE CAPITAL ADVISORS LTD 1010
CABOT SQUARE CAPITAL LLP 7142
CALCULUS CAPITAL LIMITED 1100
CALEDONIA INVESTMENTS PLC 2011
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 1001
CONNECTION CAPITAL LLP 2110
CORRELATION RISK PARTNERS LIMITED 4031
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 2200
EC1 CAPITAL LIMITED 1100
ECI PARTNERS LLP 5041
EDEN VENTURES LIMITED 1010
ELLIOTT ADVISORS (UK) LIMITED 1010
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 2200
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 1010
HARBOURVEST PARTNERS (U.K.) LIMITED 1001
HGCAPITAL LLP 1001
HGGC 1001
HIGHBRIDGE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT (UK), LTD. 3021
HOXTON VENTURES LLP 1100
HPS INVESTMENT PARTNERS (UK) LLP 1010
ILLUMINATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT LLP 1100
INDEX VENTURES (UK) LLP 1001
INFLEXION PRIVATE EQUITY PARTNERS LLP 11146
ING BANK NV 1100
Ion Capital Management Limited 1100
IPGL LIMITED 4121
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 2200
KLEINPARTNERS CAPITAL CORP 1100
KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS & CO. LTD 2101
KREOS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT (UK) LIMITED 1010
LANE CRAWFORD LIMITED 1010
LDC (GENERAL PARTNER) LIMITED 2011
Lee Equity Partners LLC 1001
LIVINGBRIDGE EP LLP 3030
LLOYDS DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL (HOLDINGS) LIMITED 3021
LONDONGATE INVESTMENT & MANAGEMENT PLC 1100
LONSDALE CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 2110
Lovell Minnick Partners 1001
LYCEUM CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1100
MANFIELD PARTNERS LIMITED 1010
MARLIN EQUITY PARTNERS LIMITED 1100
MATRIX GROUP LIMITED 1010
MAVEN CAPITAL PARTNERS UK LLP 1100
MCI Capital 1100
METRIC CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 2020
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 1100
N. M. ROTHSCHILD & SONS LIMITED 1010
NORTHILL CAPITAL LLP 3111
NORTHZONE VENTURES UK LIMITED 2110
NOTION CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1010
NOVA CAPITAL GROUP LIMITED 2002
NVM GROUP LIMITED 1001
NVM PRIVATE EQUITY LLP 2020
OAK HILL CAPITAL PARTNERS 1001
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 2011
PALATINE PRIVATE EQUITY LLP 4040
PAMPLONA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLP 1010
PARTECH VENTURES INC. 2200
PARTNERS GROUP (UK) LIMITED 1001
PASSION CAPITAL INVESTMENTS LLP 4031
PATRON CAPITAL ADVISERS LLP 1001
PENTA CAPITAL LLP 2101
PERMIRA ADVISERS LLP 2002
PERSCITUS ADVISERS LIMITED 1100
PHOENIX EQUITY PARTNERS HOLDINGS LLP 1010
Pine Brook Partners Inc 2011
PITON CAPITAL LLP 1010
POLAR CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC. 1001
POLLEN STREET CAPITAL LIMITED 6141
POSTILION CAPITAL UK LLP 1100
PRAESIDIAN CAPITAL EUROPE LLP 1010
PRESERVATION CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED 3021
PRICOA CAPITAL GROUP LIMITED 1100
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 1100
SCOTTISH EQUITY PARTNERS LLP 1001
SENECA PARTNERS LIMITED 1100
SI 2016 LIMITED 1010
SILVERFLEET CAPITAL LIMITED 1001
SOVEREIGN CAPITAL LIMITED 1100
SPARK CAPITAL 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 1001
TEMPO CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP 1100
THE BLACKSTONE GROUP INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS LLP 2002
Three Hills Capital Partners 1010
TOWERBROOK CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED 1010
TRIDENT CAPITAL INC. 1010
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 3012
WYELANDS BANK PLC 1100
Y COMBINATOR 1010