Working for many years with leading suppliers and OEMs, and more recently with new digital players, we have built up an extensive network and knowledge of the sector, becoming a trusted adviser for many of the world’s leading automotive players. Our unique automotive transaction experience covers virtually every system and component of a vehicle, all relevant materials, and process technologies.

As the industry goes through unprecedented change, driven by megatrends such as emission reduction, electrification, autonomous driving and connectivity, this fast-changing market calls for an open-minded approach to business strategy and a willingness to collaborate and embrace different perspectives. It also calls for a need to think holistically to make the best decisions, and for flexible, responsive and agile advice from a team which uses its deep knowledge of the industry to deliver the very best outcomes.

The globalised nature of the automotive industry is reflected in our vast international, cross-border deal experience, involving sellers, buyers and targets from all parts of the world.

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We’re grateful for the significant commitment and dedication we received from Clearwater.

Andre Deloch, Partner, Heidelberg Capital

Our Automotive Team

Clearwater’s experience and expertise played an important role in finding the right partner and achieving a successful transaction.
Angel Robleño, CEO, Grupo Sunviauto

With offices in Europe, the US and Asia, our automotive team can deliver seamless, integrated global advice to SME/owner-managed, corporate and private equity clients.

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worldwide automotive M&A adviser by deal count


cross-border deals

within the last 5 years


completed deals with Asian buyers or targets

in the last 10 years


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