Clearwater International advises Palatine on its investment in Skills Alliance

Clearwater International has advised Palatine on its investment in Skills Alliance, a specialist niche workforce solutions provider for the life sciences, medical device, and animal health sectors.

Operating internationally with offices in London, Frankfurt, Zurich, New York, Seattle, and Newport Beach (CA), Skills Alliance works on a retained basis for some of the largest pharmaceutical and biotech firms around the world.

Founded in 2004, Skills Alliance has grown to a team of 130 today and comprises three business units: SA Executive, SA Staffing and SA Consulting led by an experienced and ambitious management team including CEO Carl Marotta and Dan Shillingburg, who leads the 35-strong US operation.

The business has an annual net fee income of €18m (£15m) and has almost doubled in size in the last 12 months, leveraging its niche focus in the high-growth verticals it specialises in.

Skills Alliance was previously owned by its management team and a private investor who has now exited.