04/03/2021 - News
Clearwater International expands into Southern France through a strategic alliance with Blue Side
Clearwater International France has today announced a strategic alliance with experienced M&A advisory firm Blue Side. The Marseille-based team led by Managing Partners Emmanuel Xerri and Alexandre Forget composes of six professionals covering the southern region.
The newly united teams share a common vision of a relationship based on long-term trust with their clients
In the last five years, the Blue Side team have completed more than 40 transactions, in France and abroad, with regional SMEs valued from €7m to €100m.
The newly united teams share a common vision of a relationship based on long-term trust with their clients and will together plan and implement clear strategies relating to M&A, fund-raising, and financing, advising entrepreneurs, family companies and private equity funds.
Through this strategic alliance, the two entities will develop significant synergies for the benefit of their clients and will extend the Clearwater footprint within France, strengthening relationships throughout the region.
Laurent Camilli, Managing Partner, Clearwater International commented:
“Today is an important milestone in Clearwater's ambition to become the global leader in the mid-market M&A industry. This collaboration with Blue Side will allow Clearwater to strengthen its presence in the south of France and leverage a business dynamic with a team of experienced professionals.”
Emmanuel Xerri, Managing Partner, Blue Side commented:
“Our team has been supporting regional entrepreneurs for over 15 years. Our expertise includes acquisitions, debt structuring, sometimes successive LBOs and other business combinations. This alliance with a leading M&A company is a key step on the journey, to be more relevant, and to be able to support the growth of small and medium sized companies. Wanting to help our clients go beyond their limits obliges us to go beyond ours.”