Clearwater International advises WHP Telecoms on its acquisition of Blue Clarity Design Services
Clearwater International has advised Equistone-backed WHP Telecoms Limited (WHP) on its acquisition of Blue Clarity Design Services (Blue Clarity).
Founded in 2013 by Darren Fenton, Blue Clarity is a market-leading wireless design company with headquarters in County Down, Northern Ireland, and a regional office in Glasgow. The specialist firm provides full acquisition and design services to operators, multi-site providers and small works contractors throughout the UK and Ireland.
Headquartered in Warrington, WHP has seven offices and a workforce of c.700 people across the UK. WHP is a market-leading provider of infrastructure support and deployment services to the UK telecommunications industry. WHP works closely with all the key parties in the industry, offering a complete range of in-house, multi-disciplinary capabilities.
Equistone completed the management buyout of WHP in 2018 and set out a strategy to grow the company organically and through strategic acquisitions. Under the leadership of CEO Rob Potter, WHP made its first acquisition of Sitec Infrastructure Services Ltd, a project management company providing end-to-end solutions for the UK’s mobile and fixed line network operators, in December 2019 in a deal advised by Clearwater International. The transaction was followed by the acquisition of Redhall Network Solutions, a Derbyshire-based service provider to the mobile telecommunications and broadcast sectors, in March 2021, adding robust maintenance and update capabilities, which was also advised by Clearwater International.
This latest transaction provides WHP the opportunity to in-source outstanding design and survey capabilities, further strengthening its position in the sector.