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 100 122 27 358 60 41 29 737
£25 – 100 million 47 354 38 314 95 52 19 919
£5 – 25 million 20 1,260 61 473 74 119 51 2,058
Total 167 1,736 126 1,145 229 212 99 3,714

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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