Quarterly Review Q2 18/19Download PDF
We have had another busy quarter at Clearwater International completing 29 deals with an average deal size of €114m, with business services, TMT and healthcare being our most active sectors. We continue to see high levels of interest from private equity, transacting with 22 different firms over the last quarter and we are proud to have been awarded the title Corporate Financier of the Year at the recent Unquote Private Equity Awards.
Our debt advisory team have been busy completing transactions in excess of €400m including advising RemadeGroup, the French smartphone remanufacturing specialist, on securing a €125m unitranchefinancing from entities managed by LGT European Capital, and WaterlandPrivate Equity on raising acquisition finance to support the merger of Within Reach Group, with Waterland’srecently acquired portfolio company SwyxSolutions, to form a leading EU Unified Communication player UCG.
Our sector teams are continuously producing insightful thought leadership commentary which has been featured in key titles including ConsultancyUK, Recruiter, and Børsen.
We continue to make commitments not only to our clients, but to our communities. Last quarter saw Partner Javier Perez Farguell appointed as Chair of the Barcelona Chapter of Association for Corporate Growth, which aims to promote corporate growth through the integration of companies, investment funds, advisers and lawyers. We also supported Mandy Allen from our Manchester office who cycled 671 miles from Paris to Nice raising over €5500 for The Christie Charity which funds life-changing and potentially life-saving projects for cancer patients.