Industrials & Chemicals

Broadening horizons

We have advised leading players across the industry for many years on their strategic options and M&A activity, building up long-lasting and deep-rooted connections with management teams across this diverse sector.

The strength of these personal relationships ensures that when the time is right we are brought on board to help these businesses broaden their horizons globally and exploit new markets, geographies and technologies. Our knowledge also ensures we are perfectly placed to advise companies on transactions in emerging sub-sectors such as battery technology and the impact of increasing automation in manufacturing systems and processes.

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The Clearwater team did a great job and ran a highly competitive and well-structured process, including strategic as well as private equity investors.

Eric Jungblut, Partner, Finatem

Our Industrials & Chemicals Team

The Clearwater team delivered a seamless process and their guidance throughout made us feel at ease.
Martin Reid, Group Chief Financial Officer, GRS Roadstone

With offices in Europe, the US and Asia, our industrials and chemicals team has the breadth and technical depth needed to advise clients in this truly global sector.

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Over €12bn

in deal value

over the last 5 years


deals advised upon

in the last 5 years


cross-border deals

in the last 5 years


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