Business Services

Technical knowledge

Our excellent technical knowledge ensures that we guide our clients with confidence through the complex detail required when managing business services transactions. Whether it’s dealing with the outsourcing of contracts, building compliance, people performance metrics, energy efficiency requirements or certification processes, our team is equipped to deliver the deal.

Our extensive market knowledge is why we now have an unrivalled record of advising companies on acquisitions and sales in the business services sector, in industries such as recruitment, education and training, consultancy, facilities management, and logistics.

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Our latest transactions

Clearwater's strong track record in the consultancy sector and knowledge of and direct access to top management at all potential buyers, made Clearwater an outstanding adviser.

Jens Kærsgaard, Partner and CEO, KAAI

Our Business Services Team

Throughout the process the team provided appropriate challenge, counsel and dedicated support day to day to ensure the transaction completed successfully.
Dan Smart, CEO, Proclinical

Our eye for detail ensures our experienced business services team can deliver the structured solutions that clients demand.

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Over 120

completed trasactions

in the last 5 years

Over 60%

deals involving PE

in the last 5 years

Over 100

completed deals worth over €6.2bn

in the last 5 years

Insights

  • Debt funding and ARR lending: UK investment in the Nordics

    In the last couple of years there has been a notable uptick in M&A private equity (PE) activity in the Nordic region, with the TMT sector attracting particular attention. This has also expanded to inward investment from European PE firms, as domestic companies have become more internationally-minded and open to European PE investment in order to expand.

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  • ESG focus rises on debt market agendas

    Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is very much a topic of the moment in the finance market and is becoming increasingly prevalent in the debt markets. As social awareness and government regulation continues at pace, lenders are adapting themselves for a world in which economic success is not limited to financial returns and where high ESG standards will become the market norm.

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  • Spotlight on: UK and Ireland Q1 2021

    Details of private equity investment across sectors which have performed strongly during the first quarter of 2021 is explored in the latest Clearwater International Multiples Heatmap.

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