The evolving nature of PE investment criteria and the nuanced differences between PE firms, can leave entrepreneurs and business owners feeling overwhelmed. 

What do PE want to invest in and why?  How do I get in front of the right PE firm at the right time?  Will a PE investor tell me how to run my business?  Is a PE investor going to change the culture of my business?  

To answer the many questions, and debunk the myths surrounding PE,  an ongoing dialogue with the PE community is crucial.

Seasoned M&A advisers are invaluable in navigating this complex landscape. Our meaningful and enduring relationships with PE for over 30 years mean we have a pulse on the PE ecosystem.  As well as a deep understanding of the range of PE investors operating in your market, we know what PE want to invest in and why, their culture, relevant credentials, experience in implementing growth strategies, and how they can add value.

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We don’t hide behind jargon and complexity.  Instead, we aim to open up the black box of M&A, illuminating the path with clear insight, simplifying the process, and delivering valuable information.

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Adviser to Chequers on raising finance to support the acquis…

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Adviser to Vital Petfood Group on its sale to United Petfood

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Adviser to i2i on its sale to IG&H

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Adviser to Lauridsen Handel & Import on its sale to Uniwater

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Adviser to Skanstec Group on its sale to H&MV Engineering

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Adviser to Atlantic Box on its acquisition of CST

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Scaling up automated, robot-operated, quality assu…

Adviser to ATLINE on its sale to Indutrade

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Maximising potential through synergies in the Span…

Adviser to ATP Farma on its sale to Plameca

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Adviser to Yodel on its sale to YDLGP Ltd

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Adviser to Checkmate Fire on its sale to IK Partners

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Adviser to Road Traffic Solutions on its sale to Equistone-b…

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Forging a natural partnership between the two most…

Adviser to Miura Partners on the acquisition of a majority s…

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Adviser of Anozr Way on its Series A fundraising with Hi Ino…

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Adviser to Cisalfa Sport on its partnership with SportScheck

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Adviser to TeacherActive on its investment from Pricoa

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Adviser to Findel on its sale to Manutan

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Adviser to YER on its acquisition of Staffxperts

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A deal conversion for leading B2B lead generation …

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Adviser to Honotel Group on the sale of three Parisian hotel…

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PE backs ambitious growth plans for mid-market tec…

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Adviser to ECI Partners on its investment in TAG

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Adviser to Skewb on its significant investment from BGF

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Adviser to DIP on the acquisition of a majority stake in Acc…

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Securing future development in the cosmetics and p…

Adviser to Nordic Beauty Company on its sale to Dayes Group

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PE supports interconnected sports and live event a…

Adviser to Accredit Solutions on its investment from Gresham…

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Clearwater has advised Mobeus, a leading institutional inves…

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Clearwater has advised Adeleon Familienholding GmbH (Adeleon…

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Clearwater has advised the shareholders of Technic Aviation,…

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Clearwater has advised the shareholders of AVK Group, the Po…

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Clearwater advises Suez on the disposal of its env…

Clearwater has advised Suez, a French multinational water an…

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Clearwater has advised Green Instruments A/S (Green Instrume…

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Clearwater has advised INTERSPORT Deutschland eG (INTERSPORT…

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Clearwater has advised Lutech Group (Lutech), a portfolio co…

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Clearwater has advised Mayden, the growing health tech compa…

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Clearwater has advised the shareholders of Banook Group (Ban…

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Clearwater has advised the Shareholders of iamproperty, a le…

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Clearwater has advised Forensic Testing Service (FTS), a lea…

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Clearwater has advised Netwo, an emerging telecom-tech playe…

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Clearwater has advised on Palatine’s investment in BK Plus, …

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Clearwater has advised Powerpoint Engineering Limited (Power…

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Clearwater has advised the shareholders of Sociedade Lisbone…

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Clearwater has advised the management of EFOR, a prominent p…

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Clearwater has advised the founding shareholders of Panifica…

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Clearwater has advised RWL Advanced Solutions Limited (“RWL”…

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Clearwater has advised Waterland Private Equity (Waterland) …

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Clearwater has advised Trustmoore, a global corporate servic…

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Clearwater advises the management of Novag on its …

Clearwater has advised the management of Novag, a company sp…

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Clearwater advises Zenzero on its sale to Macquari…

Clearwater has advised Fordhouse-backed Zenzero, a leading M…

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Clearwater advises Waterland-backed Cooper Parry, the UK’s f…

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Clearwater has advised the sole shareholder of Dajapack Spai…

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Clearwater advises ementexx on its sale to LucaNet

Clearwater has advised ementexx GmbH (ementexx), a provider …

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Clearwater advises IDI on debt financing for the a…

Clearwater has advised IDI, a leading French private equity …

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Clearwater advises SIKOM Danmark on its sale to Pr…

Clearwater has advised SIKOM Danmark, a leading integrated s…

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Clearwater has advised Primary Capital Partners (Primary) on…

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Clearwater has advised Phoenix Equity Partners (“Phoenix”), …

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Clearwater advises MAHLE on the sale of its thermo…

Clearwater has advised MAHLE GmbH (MAHLE), a leading interna…

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Clearwater advises Eurizon and Ersel on raising fi…

Clearwater has advised Eurizon Capital SGR (Eurizon), the as…

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Clearwater advises Ayesa and Grupo Sevilla Control…

Clearwater has advised Ayesa and Grupo Sevilla Control on th…

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Clearwater advises EY on its acquisition of IPQ Te…

Clearwater has advised EY, a leader in professional and cons…

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Clearwater advises DBAG and Haspa BGM on the sale …

Clearwater has advised Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) and H…

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Clearwater advises C&H Systems on its sale to Qubi…

Clearwater has advised C&H Systems (C&H), a Danish a…

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Clearwater advises LDC on its investment in Boston…

Clearwater has advised LDC on its significant investment in …

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The right investor for a forward-thinking operator…

Adviser to The Equity Club on the acquisition of a minority …

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Joining forces for an international job market

Adviser to YER on its acquisition of AVANTGARDE Experts

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Raising finance to support digital corporate banki…

Adviser to EMERAM on raising finance to support the acquisit…

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ESG consulting and ESG markets specialist secures …

Adviser to the shareholders of Global Factor Solutions on it…

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