06/05/2022 - News

Clearwater International appoints new Senior Partner in Portugal

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Clearwater International has appointed Bruno Pinho as a partner in its Lisbon office.

Bruno joins Clearwater International from global financial services firm StormHarbour with over 22 years of M&A and corporate finance experience, starting at Goldman Sachs where he spent the first nine years of his career. Bruno spent the last six years as the Managing Director and Head of European M&A at StormHarbour, prior to this Bruno was a Managing Director at Nomura responsible for M&A and capital markets transaction origination and execution in Iberia and Greece.

The appointment supports the continuing growth of the M&A business in Portugal

The appointment supports the continuing growth of the M&A business in Portugal, where Clearwater International placed third in 2021. During 2021, the team completed a number of milestone transactions including advising SAUR, a leading French water supplier and wastewater treatment services provider, backed by Swedish private equity firm EQT, on its acquisition of Aquapor, a leading Portuguese player in water supply and wastewater sanitation, as well as co-advising Union Bancaire Privée (UBP), one of the major players in Switzerland’s wealth-management industry, on the acquisition of Millennium Banque Privée, a Swiss private bank owned by Portugal’s Millennium BCP group.

Commenting on his appointment Bruno Pinho, Partner, Clearwater International said:

“Clearwater International has grown to become a strong mid-market player in the M&A space in Portugal. I am delighted to join the talented team to support the growth plans of the partnership and to share my knowledge and experience to strengthen the business.”

José Lemos, Partner, at Clearwater International said:

“Bruno has a wealth of experience in senior positions at global financial services firms which supports our strategic plans to strengthen Clearwater International’s position in the market. We are excited about the opportunities Bruno will bring to the business.”

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