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.
Clearwater played a vital role in this transaction and I am very grateful to have had such a credible adviser by my side. The Clearwater team’s involvement throughout the process meant a huge relief on our internal resources, allowing us to focus on running and further developing our business. Through strong financial and commercial analysis, Clearwater presented our business to potential investors in its best possible light. Per and his team were committed to achieving a great result for us – and throughout the process, we have felt in safe hands.