John Sheridan

  • Partner
  • International Head of Food & Beverage

Profile

I am the Managing Partner of Clearwater International’s Irish business. As founders of this business, John Curtin and I joined up with Clearwater in October 2015 having traded as a boutique brand known as Core Corporate Finance over the previous year. Prior to this, I was Managing Director at Key Capital Corporate Finance in Dublin, where I worked for eight years.

I have 21 years’ experience as a corporate finance professional having originally qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC in 1997. At Clearwater, I lead our food & beverage team internationally. Our team in Ireland covers all sectors with a particular focus on food & beverage, TMT, industrials & chemicals and business services.

The deals I am most proud of are the sale of IT services business, Version1, where we advised the shareholders on the company’s sale to private equity firm, Volpi Capital in a €90m MBO, followed recently by the sale of telecommunications engineering business, KN Group to French-based Circet.

Since joining Clearwater, I try to lead by example and inspire our team to drive for excellence and high performance in everything we do. The strong results-oriented and personalised culture of our firm helps both retain and attract great talent. I enjoy working with highly ambitious entrepreneurs who are looking to develop their business internationally and use my experience gained over the past 21 years in navigating the optimal M&A process to help achieve their goals.

I have completed eleven transactions over the past three years at Clearwater with a combined deal value of c. €1bn.

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Featured transactions

  • Image of BHP Insurance Company Logo
    sold its not-for-profit business to a consortium advised by
    Image of FinRes Company Logo
    Sell-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to the key shareholders and management team of BHP Insurance on the sale of its not-for-profit business to a consortium advised by FinRes

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  • Image of KN Group Company Logo
    merged with
    Image of Circet Group Company Logo
    Sell-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to KN Group on its merger with Circet Group

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  • Image of SONAS Bathrooms Company Logo
    received investment from
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    Sell-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to SONAS Bathrooms on receiving investment from MML Growth Capital Partners

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  • Image of Version 1 Company Logo
    MBO supported by
    Image of Volpi Capital Company Logo
    Sell-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to Version 1 on its MBO supported by Volpi Capital

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

    Adviser to Espion on its sale to BSI

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  • Image of Espion Technology Distribution Company Logo
    sold to
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    Sell-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to Espion Technology Distribution on its sale to DCC plc

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  • Image of A high net worth client Company Logo
    acquired
    Image of Windsor Fleet Management Company Logo
    Buy-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to A high net worth client on its acquisition of Windsor Fleet Management

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  • Image of WK Nowlan Reit Management Limited Company Logo
    sold to
    Image of Hibernia Reit PLC Company Logo
    Sell-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to WK Nowlan Reit Management Limited on its sale to Hibernia Reit PLC

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  • Image of Goldman Sachs and Carval Investors Company Logo
    received valuation advice on
    Image of Irish trading businesses contained in a commercial loan portfolio Company Logo
    Valuation
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to Goldman Sachs and Carval Investors on its valuation of Irish trading businesses contained in a commercial loan portfolio

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  • Image of Thalgo Ireland Company Logo
    sold to
    Image of Pharmed Group Company Logo
    Sell-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to Thalgo Ireland on its sale to Pharmed Group

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  • Image of Killeen Group Company Logo
    sold
    Image of Ballylinch Stud Company Logo
    to
    Image of American businessman John Malone Company Logo
    Sell-side
    Undisclosed
    Clearwater Advisers

    Adviser to Killeen Group on its sale of Ballylinch Stud to American businessman John Malone

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