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03 February 2012

Clearwater corporate financer to chair advisory IMAP committee

IMAP appoints Manchester corporate financer to chair advisory committee.

Manchester-based corporate financer Mike Reeves has been appointed to the international Board of Directors to exclusive global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory organisation, IMAP. The Board consists of 12 international M&A professionals across the world, and is responsible for setting the direction of IMAP.

Reeves is the joint founder and managing partner of Clearwater Corporate Finance and will now take on a four-year term advising IMAP on its strategic development. As part of his specific responsibilities, he has also been appointed Chairman of the International Advisory Board.

Reeves, who has worked in mid-market corporate finance and restructuring for over 25 years, will also continue in his role at Clearwater which is a partner with IMAP.

Formed in 1973, IMAP is composed of 39 firms with offices in 31 countries throughout North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe and Asia. IMAP advisors also provide divestiture and related corporate finance services.

Reeves said: “It is an honour to have been selected to chair IMAP’s advisory committee and have the opportunity to play an integral part in the future of one of the largest M&A networks in the world.

“Cross-border transactions are playing an ever more important role in M&A activity and it is exciting to be able to hold this position in Manchester, a city with a growing reputation in the international finance market.”

Clearwater recently completed 16 deals worth an aggregate of £381m in the first half of its financial year, from 1 April to 30 September 2011. Five of the deals were advised from Clearwater’s office in the Manchester and the average value of deals in the first half increased by 36% from £18m to £24m.

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