01/04/2022 - News

Clearwater International appoints Bertolt Mueller as Managing Director and Co-Head of Energy & Utilities in Germany

Bertolt Mueller news update

Clearwater International is delighted to announce the appointment of Bertolt Mueller who will join the management of Clearwater International in Germany as Managing Director and Co-Head of Energy & Utilities. The appointment represents a further strengthening of Clearwater’s energy and utilities sector expertise.

Bertolt Mueller has more than 20 years of sector-specific consulting experience

Bertolt Mueller has more than 20 years of sector-specific consulting experience and is moving from the listed utility MVV Energie AG to Clearwater International. As Head of M&A at MVV, Bertolt Mueller was responsible for buy-side and sell-side transactions with a particular focus on the implementation of the energy transition. He previously worked for KPMG and Dresdner Kleinwort and advised RWE, EnBW, Mitsubishi, Remondis, Q-Cells, Centrosolar, among others.

Axel Oltmann, Managing Partner and Board Member at Clearwater International commented:

“With Bertolt Mueller, we have gained a highly respected and experienced corporate finance expert and sector specialist in the energy and utilities area for the Clearwater International team. This is another important milestone in the strategic development of our sectoral structure.”

Dierk Rottmann, Managing Partner and Co-Head of Energy & Utilities added:

“The energy and utility industry is a complex field and is strongly influenced by factors such as the availability of fossil resources, renewable energies, climate protection and decarbonisation, alternative fuels, the circular economy and digitalisation. The need for efficient and sustainable energy generation methods as well as the provision and operation of networks for the distribution of electricity, gas or heat is constantly increasing. The energy and utilities space will therefore be subject to major changes in the coming years. This not only creates challenges, but also a multitude of opportunities for companies to leverage synergies and open up new markets. We therefore expect strong growth in global transaction activity. With Bertolt Mueller as Co-Head of Energy & Utilities, we will continue to expand this area in Germany with the goal of becoming one of the leading consultancies in this area together with the international Clearwater offices.”

Bertolt Mueller, Managing Director and Co-Head of Energy & Utilities commented:

“I am delighted to support the Clearwater International team as they continue to expand their industry expertise and bring my know-how to this exciting and very dynamic sector. In line with my many years of transaction experience and my comprehensive understanding of the needs of energy and utility companies, I would like to open up additional perspectives in the transaction process for our clients.”

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