12/01/2022 - News
Clearwater International strengthens presence in France
Following a successful period of collaboration, Blue Side, Clearwater International’s strategic partner based in Marseille will today merge with Clearwater International. Through this merger, Clearwater International will strengthen its presence in France.
The merger with the team in Marseille fits perfectly with our desire to be even closer to businesses and regional funds
Founding partners Emmanuel Xerri and Alexandre Forget join the international partnership with their five team members bringing the team in France to over 50 dedicated M&A professionals located in Paris and Marseille.
During 2021, the team in Marseille completed a number of notable transactions including advising the shareholders of Markal, a leading organic manufacturer and distributor of grocery products, on its sale to Lionel Wolberg backed by FrenchFood Capital, and advising Cogepart Group, a leading player in the last mile delivery market, on the reorganisation of its capital.
Philippe Guezenec, Managing Partner, France commented:
"The merger with the team in Marseille fits perfectly with our desire to be even closer to businesses and regional funds that are considering M&A projects. We are very happy to be able to rely on this great team which consolidates our national leadership.”
Emmanuel Xerri, Managing Partner, France commented:
"The Parisian and international teams allow us to offer our clients the best of both worlds: over 20 years of proven sector expertise and geographical reach with a local presence. We look forward to working collaboratively across the Clearwater International business.”
Julian Brown, CEO commented:
“I’d like to congratulate the team in France on this significant addition to our business and to join Philippe and the team in Paris in welcoming Emmanuel, Alexandre and their team into the Clearwater International family.”