04/04/2023 - News
Ed Gale promoted to Partner within Clearwater International’s thriving Technology, Media, and Telecoms sector team
Global corporate finance firm Clearwater International has appointed Ed Gale to Partner within the booming TMT team, as their success and pipeline continues to grow.
This appointment further strengthens the firm’s specialism within the tech space
Despite tougher economic conditions, the TMT sector has continued to thrive, reporting high business valuations and significant interest from investors looking for growth opportunities. This appointment further strengthens the firm’s specialism within the tech space, as over the last 12 months, the international TMT team have completed a total of 31 deals, across its 17 global offices, with a combined value of €1.7bn.
Based in the North-West, Ed joined Clearwater as a Director 12 months ago, having moved from EY where he was also a Director, in both the UK and Singapore. He is also an accomplished deal leader with 13 years’ experience in the tech space, in both buy-side and sell-side transactions, including many cross-border and private equity deals.
During his time in the business, Ed has worked closely with a variety of corporate and private equity clients, with a recent transaction highlight being the sale of Littlefish from LDC to Bowmark Capital.
accomplished deal leader in the TMT space
He joins the existing senior leadership team including Partner and Head of TMT, Wes Fell-Smith, and Managing Partner, Phil Burns, to support the sector’s overall capabilities including digital transformation, IT services, cyber, software, and media.
Ed will continue his role as a Non-Executive Director at Big Life Group, a social enterprise focused on changing the lives of people through a multi-faceted approach.
Mark Taylor, UK CEO, Clearwater International, said:
“Developing and retaining talent is essential for our business. Ed joined our team 12 months ago and has since demonstrated both quality and diligence in his work. The progress being made by the TMT team is terrific and Ed has already proven to be a key individual within Clearwater. Ed’s promotion is fully deserved, and we are delighted to welcome him to the partnership.”
Ed Gale, Partner, Clearwater International, commented:
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Clearwater International partnership, which also marks the end of my first year at the firm. It’s been an incredibly busy 12 months since I started, but I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, working with some fantastic businesses. There’s a strong pipeline ahead for the team which will no doubt secure more great results for our clients. I’m looking forward to embracing my position as Partner and continuing my role in the growth of our business.”