18/09/2019 - News
Clearwater International strengthens southern European presence with Italian office
Milan-based Brera Financial Advisory (Brera) has merged with Clearwater International, the leading global mid- market M&A firm.
The Italian team join the fully integrated Clearwater structure which now has 16 office locations in 9 countries. With a team of over 250 covering Europe, North America and Asia, Clearwater International is pleased to announce this partnership, following a number of years co-operation between the two firms.
The Italian business is led by four experienced partners, all with an excellent track record in international mid- market deals. Over the past 20 years, the Brera team has successfully concluded over 150 transactions in Italy and internationally through their work with entrepreneurs and private equity funds. Recent transactions include:
- Advising Airi in the sale of two of its subsidiary companies, active in the Italian helicopter market, Aersud Elicotteri and Helicopters Italia, to Airbus Helicopters.
- Advising Colussi in the acquisition from Alto Capital III, managed by Alto Partners SGR S.p.A., of a majority stake in La Suissa, a leading Italian producer of chocolate pralines, bars and eggs.
- Advising Edenred in the acquisition of the entire share capital of Easy Welfare, an Italian leading player in the corporate welfare services segment.
Clearwater’s global presence is growing and this step allows Clearwater a stronger presence into southern Europe.
Michael Reeves, Chief Executive Officer, Clearwater International, commented:
Clearwater’s global presence is growing and this step allows Clearwater a stronger presence into southern Europe. Our Italian team are able to benefit from Clearwater’s international presence and sector expertise; gained in over 1500 transactions completed in more than 30 countries. The team in Milan add further depth to the ten sectors we operate in and we are excited to have them on board.
We are honoured to join this fast-growing partnership...
Francesco Perrini, Executive Chairman, Brera, commented:
We are honoured to join this fast-growing partnership that will increase our cross-border reach. We have found highly motivated and skilled professionals and we look forward to continuing to develop new business opportunities together.