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  • Clearwater International Multiples Heatmap - Q1 2021

    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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  • ESG Financing

    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is a hot topic in the finance market as well as amongst management, sponsors and institutional investors. While market participants are testing different strategies internally and with their capital providers, it can be expected that ESG will become a norm in the debt capital markets pretty soon.

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  • Fuel Cell Technology Clearthought

    Driven by tough emissions regulations the fuel cell market is growing exponentially across the world.

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  • Automotive Newsletter Q1 2021

    Rising COVID-19 case numbers and repeat lockdowns have continued to impact deal activity in Q1 2021, causing the automotive sector to fall short of its Q4 2020 momentum.

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  • Value-Added Distributors Clearview

    Increasing supplier and customer demand for partners to deliver greater value-add over and above product distribution has driven significant industry growth and consolidation in recent years.

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  • Podcast: Unquote interviews Clearwater International to review Q4 2020 PE trends

    Following the publication of the Q4 2020 Clearwater International Multiples Heatmap, Unquote interviewed Clearwater’s executive team to discuss pricing trends in European private equity.

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  • Clearwater International Multiples Heatmap - Q4 2020

    A strong performance in the second half of the year meant that any drop-off in activity was not as pronounced as was first feared, with 2020 deal value and volume falling by just 5% and 6% year-on-year, respectively. At 11x, average multiples paid in PE-backed transactions across Europe reached a new high in the final quarter of the year.

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  • Automotive Newsletter Q4 2020

    Despite another increase in COVID-19 case numbers globally, transaction activity increased sharply in Q4 after slowly picking up in Q3 and is now well above 2019 levels.

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  • Consumer Blog

    Our consumer blog discusses trends affecting the consumer sector.

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    Multiples Heatmap Analysis Q3 2020

    In-depth analysis of the acquisition multiples paid for European private equity transactions.

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  • Automotive Newsletter Q3 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant negative impact on the automotive sector and related M&A activity in H1 2020. However, in Q3 2020 deal activity slowly picked up pace but is still notably below 2019 levels.

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  • Children's Services Market Clearview

    Both corporate and private equity acquirers continue to be attracted to children’s services as a result of positive demographics, defensible funding and significant consolidation opportunities.

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