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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

    Clearwater International has 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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    Multiples Heatmap Analysis Q1 2020

    Q1 2020 began as an active quarter but as COVID-19 entered Europe in the latter stages of Q1 and subsequently provoked lockdowns in Europe during March, dealmaking came to a halt. However, as an active beginning to 2020, Q1 PE multiples reported some stability when compared to previous quarters with the effects of COVID-19 not yet reflected in reporting.

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  • Healthcare Blog

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

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  • The Connected Car Clearthought

    As the connected car becomes a reality so start-ups are transforming the experience of driving, providing a vast range of new capabilities.

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  • China: Recovering from COVID-19

    This is a blog series on how international companies in China should be responding in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

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  • Business Services Blog

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

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  • Automotive Newsletter Q1 2020

    In Q1 2020, the number of completed deals in the Automotive sector increased by 49% and the deal value has more than doubled from EUR 1.9bn to EUR 4.1bn, compared to Q1 2019.

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  • COVID-19 Insights

    As the impacts of COVID-19 continue to unfold, the Clearwater team will be updating this insights section with guidance to help you navigate through the uncertainty in the current climate.

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