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.
From the outset, it was apparent that the Clearwater team has extensive knowledge of the energy sector, with an in-depth understanding of value drivers, big players in the market and strong relations with potential buyers. Their experiences from previous transactions in the sector, combined with strong analytical skills meant that Clearwater provided highly satisfying advisory along with excellent market intelligence – not only for me as owner, but also for the potential acquirers.