04/05/2022 - News

Team investment as Clearwater International set for another record-breaking year

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Global mid-market corporate finance house Clearwater International completed 38 M&A and eight debt advisory transactions worth €2.1bn in the first quarter of 2022. This placed Clearwater in 5th position in Europe and 18th Worldwide in the Refinitiv M&A league tables.

League tables Europe Q1 2022
Clearwater International completed 38 M&A and eight debt advisory transactions worth €2.1bn

Private equity has remained busy moving into 2022 as Clearwater has been working hard on both deployment and realisations in that market, achieving 4th place by number of PE exits worked on in the Mergermarket European M&A league table.

In response to client demand, Clearwater has continued to invest in the team with 38 new hires across Europe in 2022 bringing the total headcount to 305.

Clearwater made a number of senior hires in Q1 including the appointment of Bertolt Mueller who joined in Germany as Managing Director and Co-Head of the Energy & Utilities sector, and Edward Gale who joined as a Director in the fast-growing TMT team in the UK.

Ensuring career progression for our people remained a key priority for Clearwater, with 15% of the team promoted in FY 21/22. A number of senior promotions were made including the promotion of Laurence de Rosamel to Managing Partner in recognition of her pivotal role in the development of the debt advisory service line in France and of Tom Barnwell, who was welcomed into the partnership in the UK, also within the growing debt advisory service line. In Spain Miguel Ángel Lorenzo was also promoted to Partner following 16 years with the business in which time he has focussed on the healthcare sector. Clearwater also made six promotions to director to support the strong pipeline moving into the new financial year.

Julian Brown

Julian Brown, CEO of Clearwater International commented:

“Clearwater International had a staggering year in FY 21/22 and with a strong pipeline moving into the new financial year, it has been imperative to invest in our talented and hardworking team. We have made a number of strategic hires over the past few months, with more on the horizon to bolster key service lines in response to growing client demands. Congratulations to all those who have been promoted and a warm welcome to all our new joiners across Europe.”

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