Quarterly Review Q1 19/20
We have had a busy quarter at Clearwater International completing 23 transactions, with Industrials & Chemicals and Business Services being our busiest sectors. We continue to see high levels of interest from private equity, with 63% of those transactions involving private equity.
Our ever growing debt advisory team has been busy raising €1.8bn of debt for clients. Key transactions include: advising Arlington Industries Group on raising €110m from Apollo Management International LLP to refinance the existing business and to raise funds for the acquisition of the Wahler thermostat business; advising urban logistics leader Sogaris, on securing a €217m drawable structured facility from a pool of five leading French banks; and providing buy-side support to Bregal Freshstream for the acquisition of a majority stake in Away Resorts, a fast growing UK holiday park owner and operator, from LDC.
As we are committed to delivering the best solutions for our clients, we continue to grow and invest in further developing our team. Last quarter we were pleased to announce 18 promotions as well as 12 new hires including Directors Andreas Moltrecht in Frankfurt and Jonathan Bursztyn in Paris.
smooth process and a successful outcome
The Clearwater International debt advisory team played a key role working with Horizon to complete this complex transaction. Their sound advice and project management skills throughout the debt raising ensured a smooth process and a successful outcome. We selected Clearwater as we had every confidence they could deliver this complex carve out.
Simon Hitchcock, Managing Partner, Horizon Capital
I have huge respect for their detailed knowledge
I sincerely thank Clearwater International for advising me on the sales process. I have huge respect for their detailed knowledge and well-structured approach. I have felt safe in giving them full responsibility for everything relating to the sale of my company. They are competent and talented, and I have been very pleased with the co-operation.
Knud Birk Sørensen, CEO, G9 Landskab, Park & Byrum
special thank you to the Clearwater team
A special thank you to the Clearwater team who, once again, advised us on raising funds. Their competence and support during the negotiations, as well as their perspicacity, were major assets in the success of this transaction.
Sandrine Avelange, CEO, Sagesse Retraite Santé
extremely flexible, efficient and committed
Clearwater International provided valuable M&A know-how throughout the entire transaction process. They were extremely flexible, efficient and committed in helping us to find the best solution for WAREMA as a professional corporate finance adviser on all aspects of the project.
Markus Roth, General Management Shareholds and Acquisitions, WAREMA