Sam Beard

  • Director, Deal Origination
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As a Director in our UK Deal Origination team, I am responsible for business development activities across our Tech and Healthcare sectors, Debt Advisory service line and Northern regions. In addition, I am responsible for maintaining relationships within the private equity and professional community and expanding Clearwater International’s presence within our specific areas of focus.

I have originated several Clearwater transactions including Jessup's investment from Palatine, Hippo Digital's investment from GCP, WJ Group’s investment from THI, the LDC-backed MBO of SRL Traffic Systems, the sale of PSL Purchasing to Sodexo, the sale of Rolec Services to Sdiptech AB, the sale of CloudShift to Globant, the LDC-backed MBO of Dimensions Corporate Wear, e-days’ investment from Palatine, FM Conway’s substantial debt raise and the refinance of a leading UK Dental Group.

I joined Clearwater International in December 2013 having graduated from Nottingham Business School with a 2:1 in Business Economics. I regularly represent Clearwater in charity work including our South Africa project in association with The Footprints Foundation (2019), The Copa Del Cure Leukaemia (2021) and Tough Mudder raising funds for Alzheimer’s (2022).