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.Read more
We are trusted experts on advising clients to find the right owner or the very best financing solutions as they redefine their strategies in this fast-moving sector. As consumer spending habits rapidly change, clients need to find innovative and flexible funding to enable their businesses to take advantage of the opportunity and corporates need to rebalance their portfolios to maintain growth.
Our team has advised numerous entrepreneurs, leading multinationals and private equity houses over many years, providing excellent outcomes against this fast-moving consumer landscape. A growing middle class, a greater desire for experiences, the e-commerce revolution and changing habits among the millennial generation have all put great pressure on the sector. We rise to these challenges time and again, and find the solutions that businesses seek to overcome them.
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Dermot Usher, CEO, Sonas Bathrooms
Thank you to Clearwater International for their invaluable guidance throughout the process and ultimately delivering a strong result for all shareholders.
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The team showed immense insight into our business procedures and their professional and systematic methodology ensured a smooth process at a rapid cadence.Peter Bøgh Petersen, Co-owner and CEO, DYKON
Our consumer team has a superb track record of delivering time and again for clients as they respond to this rapidly evolving market.See our team
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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.Read more