Axel Oltmann

  • Managing Partner
  • Head of Private Equity and Consumer DACH

Profile

For over 20 years, I have been assisting private equity investors, SMEs and corporations in the execution of complex M&A and financing transactions.

With our global reach and consistent sector focus, we are excellently positioned to exceed our clients' expectations for global market access and specific industry know-how. Consequently, our advisory approach specifically meets the requirements of private equity investors, who now account for about half of our completed transactions.

In collaboration with our debt advisory team, I am responsible for the expansion of our German-speaking private equity activities.

In addition, I lead the consumer sector for the DACH region where I use my extensive sector experience from historical transactions. Rapid changes in end-user consumer behaviour mean that manufacturers and retailers need to continuously adapt business processes, especially with regard to digital business models. This transformation across the consumer and food & beverage sectors presents both a challenge and a fascination for me.

Together with another 25 sector specialists worldwide, we use the experience of over 200 consumer transactions to develop tailor-made client solutions.

I started my corporate finance career in 1997 with Arthur Andersen in Frankfurt. In 2000, I co-founded the German mid-market boutique @VISORY partners, which merged with Clearwater International in early 2016.

I studied business administration at the University of Giessen and Edinburgh and qualified as chartered accountant.

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  • Image of WAREMA Renkhoff SE Company Logo
    acquired
    Image of Anwis Sp. z o.o. Company Logo
    from
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    Buy-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to WAREMA Renkhoff SE on its acquistion of Anwis Sp. z o.o. from ARX Equity Partners

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  • Image of Finatem Company Logo
    sold
    Image of Schollenberger Group Company Logo
    to
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    Sell-Side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to Finatem on its sale of Schollenberger Group to SOCOTEC Group

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  • Image of TIB Chemicals Company Logo
    sold
    Image of BNT Chemicals GmbH Company Logo
    to
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    Sell-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to TIB Chemicals on its sale of BNT Chemicals GmbH to IBU-tec advanced materials AG

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  • Image of KAP Company Logo
    sold
    Image of Geiger Fertigungstechnologie GmbH Company Logo
    to
    Image of Zhejiang Tieliu Clutch Co., Ltd Company Logo
    Sell-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to KAP on its sale of Geiger Fertigungstechnologie GmbH to Zhejiang Tieliu Clutch Co., Ltd

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  • Image of X-Label Company Logo
    merged with
    Image of RAKO Group and Baumgarten Company Logo
    Merger
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to X-Label on its merger with RAKO Group and Baumgarten

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  • Image of mediafinanz AG Company Logo
    sold to
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    Sell-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to mediafinanz AG on its sale to Tesch Inkasso GmbH

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  • Image of HeidelbergCapital Company Logo
    sold
    Image of IS Inkasso Company Logo
    to
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    Sell-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to HeidelbergCapital on its sale of IS Inkasso to Lowell GFKL Group

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  • Image of NORDholding Company Logo
    sold
    Image of Heyform Bramsche GmbH and JH Automotive CZ s.r.o. Company Logo
    to
    Image of DUBAG (Deutsche Unternehmensbeteiligungen AG) Company Logo
    Sell-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to NORDholding on its sale of Heyform Bramsche GmbH and JH Automotive CZ s.r.o. to DUBAG (Deutsche Unternehmensbeteiligungen AG)

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  • Image of Consortium of Cross Equity and PINOVA Capital Company Logo
    acquired
    Image of Rademacher Holding GmbH Company Logo
    from
    Image of NORD Holding Company Logo
    Buy-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to Consortium of Cross Equity and PINOVA Capital on its acquisition of Rademacher Holding GmbH from NORD Holding

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  • Image of NORDholding Company Logo
    sold
    Image of CDA Holding GmbH Company Logo
    to
    Image of Optical Experts Manufacturing, Inc. Company Logo
    Sell-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to NORDholding on its sale of CDA Holding GmbH to Optical Experts Manufacturing, Inc.

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  • Image of HANNOVER Finanz Group Company Logo
    sold
    Image of Paper + Design Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH Company Logo
    to
    Image of Duni Group Company Logo
    Sell-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to HANNOVER Finanz Group on its sale of Paper + Design Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH to Duni Group

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  • Image of Goldschmidt Thermit GmbH Company Logo
    acquired
    Image of PortaCo, Inc. Company Logo
    Buy-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to Goldschmidt Thermit GmbH on its acquisition of PortaCo, Inc.

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