Consumer

Finding solutions

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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Our latest transactions

Thank you to Clearwater International for their invaluable guidance throughout the process and ultimately delivering a strong result for all shareholders.

Dermot Usher, CEO, Sonas Bathrooms

Our Consumer Team

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

Over 100

completed transactions

in the last 5 years

€6.2bn

in deal value

over the last 5 years

Over 60%

deals involving PE

in the last 5 years

Insights

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