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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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  • Climate Clearview

    The financial services and investment community has been increasingly recognising its role in the climate challenge and continues to step up its efforts by helping form and shape environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies, or by focusing investment activities on achieving social impact.

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  • Flavours, Fragrances & Ingredients Clearview

    M&A activity in the flavours, fragrances and ingredients sector is supported by strong sector dynamics. The sector is growing as a result of increased innovation, consumer demand and consolidation.

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  • Systems Integrators Clearview

    Further market consolidation is expected in 2020 as systems integrators look to be a key target for M&A.

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    Multiples Heatmap Analysis Q4 2019

    For the first time since Q1 2019, this quarter saw a slight increase of just over 1% in average multiples paid in PE backed transactions throughout Europe when compared with the previous quarter.

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  • Automotive Newsletter Q4 2019

    As seen in the last quarter, automotive M&A activity in Q4 2019 was strongly influenced by macroeconomic headwinds, such as; uncertainties surrounding Brexit, the unresolved trade tensions between the US and China, and general technological uncertainty in the market.

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  • Dental Clearview

    Positive demographics and a highly fragmented market means the dental sector remains attractive to both corporate dental chains and private equity investors.

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  • Growth Europe Report

    The challenges businesses in Europe face in the current economic and political climate are varied and complex.

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  • Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers (CASE) Clearview

    The CASE market continues to see high levels of M&A, with private equity investors highly attracted by the strong performance of players in the industry and the attractive end market dynamics.

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