Business Services

Technical knowledge

Our excellent technical knowledge ensures that we guide our clients with confidence through the complex detail required when managing business services transactions. Whether it’s dealing with the outsourcing of contracts, building compliance, people performance metrics, energy efficiency requirements or certification processes, our team is equipped to deliver the deal.

Our extensive market knowledge is why we now have an unrivalled record of advising companies on acquisitions and sales in the business services sector, in industries such as recruitment, education and training, consultancy, facilities management, and logistics.

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Our latest transactions

Clearwater's strong track record in the consultancy sector and knowledge of and direct access to top management at all potential buyers, made Clearwater an outstanding adviser.

Jens Kærsgaard, Partner and CEO, KAAI

Our Business Services Team

Throughout the process the team provided appropriate challenge, counsel and dedicated support day to day to ensure the transaction completed successfully.
Dan Smart, CEO, Proclinical

Our eye for detail ensures our experienced business services team can deliver the structured solutions that clients demand.

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Over 120

completed transactions

in the last 5 years

Over 50%

deals involving PE

in the last 5 years

Over 100

completed deals worth over €5.6bn

in the last 5 years

Insights

  • Spotlight on: UK and Ireland

    Investor appetite in sectors which have performed strongly during the pandemic is laid bare in the latest Clearwater International Multiples Heatmap.

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  • Spotlight on: France

    With a strong rebound in dealdoing after the Q2 2020 lockdown, the French PE market remains the busiest in Europe – and deal-hungry sponsors with deep pockets should ensure processes remain heated in the coming months.

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  • European overview

    This report identifies key themes driving European Private Equity (PE) deals’ EV/EBITDA multiples on a quarterly basis. Through illustrating key valuation trends across regions and sectors, we aim to support PE investors source better investment opportunities.

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