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  • Automotive Newsletter Q3 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant negative impact on the automotive sector and related M&A activity in H1 2020. However, in Q3 2020 deal activity slowly picked up pace but is still notably below 2019 levels.

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  • Children's Services Market Clearview

    Both corporate and private equity acquirers continue to be attracted to children’s services as a result of positive demographics, defensible funding and significant consolidation opportunities.

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  • Legal Technology & Services

    Technology adoption is changing the structure of the legal profession and its market evolution is presenting attractive and scalable M&A opportunities across the value chain, from full-service tech-enabled law firms right through to pureplay software vendors.

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  • Cleaning & Hygiene Chemicals Clearview

    The global pandemic has thrown the spotlight on the cleaning and hygiene industry like never before. The demand for cleaning and hygiene products is ever-increasing and private equity investors are highly attracted to the market due to its strong performance.

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  • Financial Services Blog

    Clearwater International's regular commentary covering all areas of the Financial Services sector.

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  • Multiples Heatmap Analysis Q2 2020

    In Q2 2020, flight to quality and scarcity of opportunities drove average multiples paid in PE-backed transactions throughout Europe to increase slightly when compared with the previous quarter and the same quarter in 2019.

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  • TMT Blog

    Clearwater International's regular commentary covering all areas of the TMT sector.

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  • Automotive Newsletter Q2 2020

    The consequences of the global lock-down as a result of COVID-19 have further unfolded in Q2 2020. The number of completed deals in the automotive sector decreased by 42% alongside a significant drop in deal value from EUR 2.1bn to EUR 376m, compared to Q2 2019.

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  • EMS Newsletter Q2 2020

    The European EMS market grew to a total volume of more than €33bn in 2019 with an expected double-digit annual decline in 2020. By the end of July 2020, the valuation levels of the EMS industry recovered to levels of pre-COVID-19 period.

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  • Special Situations Advice and Guidance

    We have extensive experience advising businesses during periods of financial challenge. We have collated our advice and guidance in one place to support businesses during these unprecedented times.

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  • Building Products Clearview

    M&A has played a central role in the development and evolution of the global building products sector. Over recent years, we have seen further rounds of consolidation in certain segments such as heavyside materials and rationalisation of non-core activities in others such as lightside materials and distribution.

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