Gareth Iley

  • Partner
  • International Head of Consumer

Profile

I lead our international consumer sector team, a role I have had since we merged our businesses to form Clearwater International in 2014. The consumer sector has been my focus for over 15 years, a period which has seen significant change!

I was a founding employee of Clearwater in 2003 and have completed well over 50 deals. Every deal is special as it’s a key moment in the life of the business, its owners and its management and it’s a privilege advising a range of consumer brands including Pizza Hut, Ideal Shopping, Fitness Hut and JoJo Maman Bébé.

The opportunity to help clients achieve their strategic goals, grow their businesses and create wealth for themselves and their families is hugely satisfying. The opportunity to work with interesting clients, to solve their problems and meet their particular needs, keeps the job exciting. It’s vital that everything we do is focused on what our clients want to achieve.

I have worked in the corporate finance industry for more than 20 years, with previous positions at Old Mutual Securities and KPMG, where I qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

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