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  • Automotive Newsletter Q2 2021

    The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are no longer a major concern for the automotive industry, as government support programmes have allowed the industry to cope with the pandemic better than initially anticipated.

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  • Critical Transport Infrastructure Services

    Following a strong period of M&A activity, the UK critical transport infrastructure services sector is expected to remain highly attractive to institutional investors and strategic acquirers over the coming months, driven by excellent resilience and a multitude of positive market growth drivers.

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  • Outsourced Pharma Services 2021

    A high-growth and resilient market characterised by high levels of M&A activity from both trade buyers and private equity.

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  • Podcast: Unquote interviews Clearwater International to review Q1 2021 PE trends

    Following the publication of the Q1 2021 Clearwater International Multiples Heatmap, Unquote interviewed Clearwater’s executive team to discuss valuation trends in European private equity.

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  • Clearwater International Multiples Heatmap - Q1 2021

    This report identifies key themes driving European Private Equity (PE) deals’ EV/EBITDA multiples on a quarterly basis. Through illustrating key valuation trends across regions and sectors, we aim to support PE investors source better investment opportunities.

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  • ESG Financing

    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is a hot topic in the finance market as well as amongst management, sponsors and institutional investors. While market participants are testing different strategies internally and with their capital providers, it can be expected that ESG will become a norm in the debt capital markets pretty soon.

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  • Fuel Cell Technology Clearthought

    Driven by tough emissions regulations the fuel cell market is growing exponentially across the world.

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  • Automotive Newsletter Q1 2021

    Rising COVID-19 case numbers and repeat lockdowns have continued to impact deal activity in Q1 2021, causing the automotive sector to fall short of its Q4 2020 momentum.

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  • Value-Added Distributors Clearview

    Increasing supplier and customer demand for partners to deliver greater value-add over and above product distribution has driven significant industry growth and consolidation in recent years.

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  • Acquirers scramble to capitalise on the surge in technology investment driven by COVID-19

    According to Unquote data presented in the Clearwater International Multiples Heatmap, there were a record number of private equity TMT deals in 2020, with the sector proving to be the most active for M&A activity. Whilst COVID-19 has had significant societal consequences, the pandemic inadvertently accelerated technology adoption globally. Clearwater International reviews why the technology sector continues to be a shining light in the M&A market.

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  • Podcast: Unquote interviews Clearwater International to review Q4 2020 PE trends

    Following the publication of the Q4 2020 Clearwater International Multiples Heatmap, Unquote interviewed Clearwater’s executive team to discuss pricing trends in European private equity.

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  • Clearwater International Multiples Heatmap - Q4 2020

    A strong performance in the second half of the year meant that any drop-off in activity was not as pronounced as was first feared, with 2020 deal value and volume falling by just 5% and 6% year-on-year, respectively. At 11x, average multiples paid in PE-backed transactions across Europe reached a new high in the final quarter of the year.

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