Industrials & Chemicals

Broadening horizons

We have advised leading players across the industry for many years on their strategic options and M&A activity, building up long-lasting and deep-rooted connections with management teams across this diverse sector.

The strength of these personal relationships ensures that when the time is right we are brought on board to help these businesses broaden their horizons globally and exploit new markets, geographies and technologies. Our knowledge also ensures we are perfectly placed to advise companies on transactions in emerging sub sectors such as battery technology and the impact of increasing automation in manufacturing systems and processes.

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Our latest transactions

The Clearwater team did a great job and ran a highly competitive and well-structured process, including strategic as well as private equity investors.

Eric Jungblut, Partner, Finatem

Our Industrials & Chemicals Team

The Clearwater team delivered a seamless process and their guidance throughout made us feel at ease.
Martin Reid, Group Chief Financial Officer, GRS Roadstone

With offices in Europe, the US and Asia, our industrials and chemicals team has the breadth and technical depth needed to advise clients in this truly global sector.

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Over €16bn

in deal value

over the last 5 years

Over 160

deals advised upon

in the last 5 years


cross-border deals

in the last 5 years


  • Multiples Heatmap Podcast: transformational year for the industrials & chemicals sector

    Following the publication of the Q4 2021 Clearwater International Multiples Heatmap, Mergermarket interviewed Clearwater’s executive team to discuss valuation trends in European private equity.

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  • Sector focus: Industrials & chemicals

    PE investors are increasingly turning their attention to the industrials & chemicals sector. What is driving this interest, and what might the future have in store? Clearwater International’s partner and head of industrials & chemicals Michael Loudon and managing partner Markus Otto explain.

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  • Spotlight on: UK & Ireland

    The UK & Ireland stood out in 2021 among European markets for their consistently strong buyout markets. What underpinned this performance, and what trends could define the near-term outlook for the region? Clearwater partners Sarah Taylor in the UK and John Curtin in Ireland share their insights.

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