28/11/2016 - News

Japanese automotive expert Mr. Shu Ebe becomes new Senior Adviser Board member of Clearwater International

With immediate effect, Mr. Shu Ebe, automotive expert from Japan, will be supporting the Senior Adviser Board of Clearwater International, a globally active corporate finance house focusing on mid-market transactions. Shu Ebe is 64 years old and has decades of management experience in the international automotive and automotive supplier industry as well as an excellent network of business and political contacts in Japan.

“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Shu Ebe as Senior Adviser and member of our exclusive Senior Adviser Board and to be able to benefit from his great experience in the automotive sector and his excellent network in Asia”, Tobias Schätzmüller, Managing Partner and Global Sector Head Automotive at Clearwater International emphasises.

Shu Ebe held several leading positions in the automotive sector at international level. He was Vice President for seven years and Senior Vice President for eight years at TE Electronics in its Global Automotive division and held different leading positions at AMP Inc. in Japan and the USA. Moreover, he was Vice Chairman of the Toyota Global Suppliers Association as well as Chairman of the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) for many years. Being a Fair Trade Commission Committee Member at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan also helped him to establish his excellent network.

Due to the close cooperation with Shu Ebe and his excellent network of business contacts, Clearwater International will further optimise the access to the automotive market in Japan and Asia, which is increasingly important in the area of M&A. In the past five years, Clearwater International has completed more than 20 transactions with Asian buyers and target companies, and there is an ongoing trend towards the Asian M&A market.

The automotive industry is one of the most important sectors for the award winning corporate finance house Clearwater International. The automotive team of Clearwater International, headed by the team in Germany, has completed 235 deals with a transaction volume of more than €10bn. References include renowned small and medium-sized companies as well as leading international companies such as Bosch, Delphi, Federal-Mogul, Freudenberg and NORMA Group.

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