Financial Services

Eye for detail

Our dedicated financial services team advises companies across sectors such as the insurance, wealth management, debt management and invoice discounting markets. Our eye for detail and strong technical capability make us the perfect adviser to deliver the right deals for clients, especially as technological improvements and regulations continue to drive huge change across the industry.

Aligned with our TMT sector knowledge, we have built up extensive experience and the skills necessary to guide clients through these changes, advising them on their business strategy and M&A options.

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Our Financial Services Team

Clearwater provided a professional and pragmatic approach during what was at times a difficult process. Their strong knowledge of the market and personal approach was very well received.
Michael Walsh, Group Finance Director, GLE Group

Our financial services team offers the full range of services to SME/owner-managed, corporate and private equity clients.

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40

transactions advised upon

in the last 10 years

70%

of transactions involved PE

in the last 10 years

48%

of transactions involved debt advisory

in the last 10 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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