11/04/2022 - News

Tom Barnwell appointed to Partner within Clearwater International’s growing Debt Advisory team

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Clearwater International welcomes Tom Barnwell to the partnership within the Debt Advisory team following a sustained period of growth for the service line.

Debt Advisory is an integral part of Clearwater International’s strategy

The team experienced an impressive year of deal activity during 2021, whereby they completed more than 50 transactions and raised c.€2bn (£1.7bn) of funding for clients. The latest appointment follows a period of growth for the team, which saw a number of hires during the last 12 months. Debt Advisory is an integral part of Clearwater International’s strategy and an area the firm is committed to expanding in order to continue supporting clients faced with a breadth of funding options.

Based in Manchester, Tom has been appointed to Partner following more than eight years with the business, having joined as Associate Director in 2014. He has played an integral role in developing Clearwater International’s debt advisory strategy and has become a leading player for private equity backed businesses across the UK.

Tom is a leading player for PE backed businesses across the UK

Tom has built a reputation for delivering efficient debt raise and refinance processes that yield highly tailored debt packages, centred around shareholder and management aims. In addition, Tom has also been instrumental in the development and recruitment of the Financial Modelling and Data Analysis team which he leads in the UK. The service provides clients with bespoke tools to support business planning, forecasting and transactions.

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Mark Taylor, Managing Partner, Clearwater International commented:
“Tom’s appointment is a great opportunity for us to continue expanding our Debt Advisory team and shows our commitment to investment in the service offering. The Debt Advisory team is an integral part of Clearwater International and Tom’s expertise will enable us to continue to support more great businesses. He holds established connections with the private equity community and his leadership will enable us to broaden both our Debt Advisory and Financial Modelling service lines. Tom has been an important member of the team since he joined and we are delighted to welcome him to the partnership.”

Tom Barnwell, added:
“I am delighted to be joining the partnership of Clearwater International as part of a Debt Advisory team, which is going from strength to strength across the UK. I’m looking forward to continuing my role in the growth of the business and to delivering more great outcomes for our clients.”

During his time at Clearwater, Tom has been involved in more than 75 transactions across multiple sectors with an aggregate value in excess of €4bn (£3.4bn).

Tom’s recent transactions

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