Clearwater International advises Graphite Capital backed Opus Talent Solutions on raising debt facilities to support the business’ global growth strategy

Clearwater International’s Debt Advisory team has advised Graphite Capital (Graphite) backed Opus Talent Solutions (Opus), a specialist talent solutions provider focusing on the technology and renewable energy sectors, on raising debt facilities from HSBC.

Headquartered in Bristol, Opus has over 1,500 clients globally and employs 400 staff across nine offices spanning the UK, including Bristol, Manchester and London, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Sydney in Australia and New York, Tampa, Dallas and Austin in the US.

Opus focuses on recruiting specialist talent for the technology and renewable energy sectors, both large and fast-growing markets with strong underlying drivers. It also has a rapidly expanding technology academy, _nology, which identifies and trains talented individuals from diverse and non-technology backgrounds as well as retraining non-tech members of clients’ existing workforces equipping them with the tech skills that the client needs.

ESG and DE&I are at the forefront of the company’s culture and business model, with candidates sourced from a broad variety of backgrounds to help solve its clients’ diversity ambitions.

The debt facilities have been raised following Graphite’s all equity acquisition in Q4 2021 (a deal advised by Clearwater International), to recapitalise the business, support the multi-jurisdictional working capital requirements of the group and to provide follow on funding to support Opus’s global acquisition strategy.