Q2 2019 saw a 2% decrease in the last 12 months average multiple for PE-backed transactions across Europe when compared to Q1 2019, but at a consistent level to multiples seen in the same quarter in 2018.
The Nordic region has seen record levels of capital deployment from international PE firms this year, but creating a strong angle through specialisation is imperative to compete with the local players says Clearwater International Denmark Managing Partner John Jensen.
Dealflow in the industrials space is cooling, but pricing remains robust due to a flight to quality. Constantine Biller, International Head of Industrials and Chemicals at Clearwater International, talks to Unquote about trends in one of Europe’s core sectors.
The guidance we received from Clearwater was second to none. Having previously worked with Marcus and the team at Clearwater, their understanding of our business and in-depth sector knowledge was invaluable throughout the transaction process.
Kevin Beerling, Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive, Prospects Group