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  • Growth in travel sector M&A activity continues into 2023

    The resurgence of M&A activity coincides with the strong post-pandemic recovery seen across the travel sector, as the long-term structural tailwinds driving the growth of both business and leisure travel have reasserted.

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  • The brave new world for SaaS

    Following a tumultuous year in the capital markets for SaaS businesses, with macroeconomic headwinds driving a reset of operating models and valuations, expectations around ‘what good looks like’ for SaaS have altered substantially over the last 12 months.

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  • FAST 50: Growth rates on the rise

    In partnership with The Recruiter, Clearwater International presents this year’s FAST 50, a celebration of the 50 fastest growing, privately owned recruitment businesses in the UK, according to a revenue compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the three most recent annual reporting periods.

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  • Dental Clearview 2023

    The UK Dental Clearview 2023 analyses the dental services M&A market across the UK and Europe which has returned to pre-pandemic levels, demonstrating the resilience of the sector and reflecting the ‘U-shaped recovery’, which Clearwater International anticipated in its dental market report published in 2021.

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  • Automotive Newsletter Q2 2023

    The European automotive market is subject to opposing developments, on the one hand, the pressures on supply chains, and the availability of preliminary products and raw materials are easing however, on the other hand, the lower pre-COVID-19 cost level is looking unattainable.

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  • Why is commercial insurance broking M&A activity moving to Europe and what does this mean for independent UK brokers

    The UK commercial insurance broking market has been experiencing a boom in consolidation over a number of years. Whilst the UK market is still fragmented, with a sizeable number of small brokers, there is an increasingly scarce number of independents of scale that could either ‘move the dial’ for the growing trade consolidators or be a standalone platform investment for a private equity house.

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  • Automotive Sustainability and Circularity Clearthought

    The need to make the industry more sustainable and circular has become a huge focus of activity.

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  • Wealth sector M&A, and the opportunities for IFAs and wealth managers

    There appears to be no end to the ongoing M&A land-grab underway through the consolidation of the financial adviser market, comprising approximately 28,000 advisers across 5,000 firms.

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  • Automotive Newsletter Q1 2023

    Recent reports from the automotive industry have shown positive signals regarding production and sales expectations for 2023, due to the improving but still ongoing semiconductor supply chain issues.

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  • EMS Newsletter Spring 2023

    The market size of the European E(D)MS industry has grown by 15%, reaching a total volume of €48bn by the end of 2022.

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  • An investor’s view of the ESG landscape

    The second annual Real Deals and The Drawdown ESG: Explore, Strategise & Grow conference, hosted investors and advisers in London, and delivered a wide range of panel discussions, workshops, and roundtable sessions exploring the evolving impact of ESG in the investment market.

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  • Debt Advisory 2023 Lender Survey

    The UK debt markets were not immune to the global challenges experienced in 2022, with many factors having direct and indirect impacts on lenders of all types.

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