It is the reason why the M&A process is often referred to as a ‘dark art’. 

There are technical strategies, such as preparation and documentation (not to be overlooked), financials, operational efficiency, growth strategy and scalable infrastructure. 

But beyond, there are creative strategies, which are dictated entirely by the unique circumstances surrounding the transaction and rely on bespoke and nuanced tactics.  

Implementing these strategies can help you to maximise the value and attractiveness of your business to potential buyers or investor before entering a transaction.  Through the lens of potential buyers and investors, we work with entrepreneurs and business owners for months, sometimes years, in advance of a transaction to surface and expose the extraordinary potential of their business.

“They really helped us tell our story in the most positive way.”

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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 BACHL on the sale of BACHL Steinwolle to Kingspan

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PE backs ambitious growth plans for mid-market tec…

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Adviser to the shareholders of Solar Media on its sale to In…

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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 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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Adviser to Farsight Consulting on its sale to Version 1

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Adviser to the shareholders of Global Factor Solutions on it…

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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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Adviser to YER on its acquisition of AVANTGARDE Experts

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

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NPG's dynamic merger with Norva24: A game-changer …

Adviser to NPG on its sale to Norva24

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Inspiring growth and ambition by forming Italy’s l…

Adviser to Next14 on its sale to Gruppo SAE through SAE Comm…

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Forward-thinking investor completes partnership-le…

Adviser to GCP on its investment in CloudRock

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Alliance stratégique pour InSitu, l'un des pionnie…

Conseil d’ InSitu dans l’entrée minoritaire de Sofinord au c…

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Securing the ideal investor for ‘progressive’ musi…

Adviser to Rocksteady Music School on its investment from Ve…

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Strategic partnership between leading actors in th…

Adviser to Scandinavian Track Group on its sale to Vossloh

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Heating up the market: Fueling growth with strateg…

Adviser to Østergaard Entreprise on its sale to Dansk Ejerka…

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Financial modelling services for Swiss energy supp…

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Securing funds to support the acquisition of a lea…

Adviser to Nova Motorsport on its fundraising to support its…

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Acquisition of leading Nordic steel surface treatm…

Adviser to Jysk-Fynsk Kapital on its sale of DOT to Kirk Kap…

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Partnership to create a global leader in the wind …

Adviser to Endiprev on its sale to Muehlhan Wind Service

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Family-owned dairy company sells to major global p…

Adviser to the shareholders of Yew Tree Dairy on its sale to…

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EWII and Norlys in historic fibre network transact…

Adviser to Norlys on the acquisition of EWII’s fibre network…

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Hidden champion in the field of narrow technical f…

Adviser to the shareholder of Huber Bandfabrik on its sale t…

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Un expert des véhicules légers tout-terrain civils…

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Strengthening modular construction through united …

Adviser to JYTAS on the sale of its rental division to Adapt…

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Securing long-term refinancing package to support …

Adviser to Livingbridge-backed FluidOne on its refinancing

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Audens joins forces with GoodLife Foods to form Eu…

Adviser to the shareholders of Audens on its sale to GoodLif…

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Streamlining of operations through the carve-out o…

Adviser to Bufab on the sale of Bufab Lann and Hallborn to A…

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Bursting Nordic presence in waste-to-energy and bi…

Adviser to Babcock & Wilcox on the sale of Babcock & Wilcox …

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PE invests in multi-award-winning global engineeri…

Adviser to Waterland on raising debt facilities to support i…

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Adviser to Waterland on raising finance to support the acqui…

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Strategic divestment of nine companies in Sweden

Adviser to Storskogen on the divestment of nine companies

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Investment to support UK lift company’s ambitious …

Adviser to Deltron on its investment from LDC

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Sale of a specialist in the forging and machining …

Adviser to Hirschvogel on the sale of its US production faci…

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A leading Irish post-production and visual effects…

Adviser to the management of Screen Scene Limited on its man…

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Acquisition of Swiss market leader in high-speed, …

Adviser to the shareholders of FemtoTools AG on their sale t…

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Leading producer of cartonboard and carton packagi…

Adviser to WEIG on its refinancing of an existing acquisitio…

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Raising funds to support a global provider of cred…

Adviser to Creditinfo, a portfolio company of LLCP, on its r…

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Strategic divestment to boost leading cosmetic gro…

Adviser to Lumson on the sale of its subsidiary Marino Belot…

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Synergistic cross-border deal in property inspecti…

Adviser to Domutech on its sale to TÜV SÜD

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Partnership to create a global integrated supply c…

Adviser to EES on its sale to Vallen Distribution

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Unlocking huge latent potential for a market leade…

Adviser to Findel on its sale to Manutan

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PE backs placing great teachers in education setti…

Adviser to TeacherActive on its investment from Pricoa

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Omnichannel sports retailers take Italy and German…

Adviser to Cisalfa Sport on its partnership with SportScheck

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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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A smooth ride for a road traffic solutions special…

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

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Adviser to Croft on its refinancing

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Adviser to Checkmate Fire on its sale to IK Partners

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PE backs global leader in procure-to-pay software …

Adviser to SoftCo on its investment from Keensight

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Adviser to Sanifarma on its sale to Fidia Farmaceutici

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PE backs hyper-personalised, automated passenger c…

Adviser to 15below on its significant investment from LDC

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Saving 10,000 jobs as a consortium of investors ba…

Adviser to Yodel on its sale to YDLGP Ltd

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Maximising potential through synergies in the Span…

Adviser to ATP Farma on its sale to Plameca

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Scaling up automated, robot-operated, quality assu…

Adviser to ATLINE on its sale to Indutrade

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Neatly packaged deal for a manufacturer of corruga…

Adviser to Atlantic Box on its acquisition of CST

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Driving exponential growth during a ten-year partn…

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

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Accelerating growth across the food & beverage and…

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Satisfying demand for water and wastewater infrast…

Adviser to Lauridsen Handel & Import on its sale to Uniwater

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Adviser to Gigaset Communications on its sale to Snom Soluti…

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<p>Clearwater has advised the shareholders of ABF Group, a F…

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<p>Clearwater has advised the shareholders of Anozr Way on i…

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Clearwater conseille Primonial REIM sur la vente d…

<p>Clearwater has advised Primonial REIM, a prominent Europe…

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Clearwater advises the owners of Optimity on its s…

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Supporting a vision to keep healthcare affordable …

Adviser to i2i on its sale to IG&H

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For the love of pets: simultaneously conducting a …

Adviser to Vital Petfood Group on its sale to United Petfood

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Raising finance to support the acquisition of a le…

Adviser to Chequers on raising finance to support the acquis…

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PE invests in reduced electricity consumption, low…

Adviser to Hvacon Marine Systems on its sale to Capidea

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Reaching more retailers with a unified commerce pl…

Adviser to Glory Global on its acquisition of Flooid

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<p>Clearwater has advised Altawest on the sale of its subsid…

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Adviser to Bambuser on its sale to Ravenmedia (Mediacap)

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Blue-chip clients benefit from sale of administrat…

Adviser to Alvarez & Marsal and AlpInvest on its sale of Doc…

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Paving the way in renewable energies, efficiency t…

Adviser to enercity on the structuring of a syndicated RCF t…

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From field to fork: PE acquires majority stake in …

Adviser to Hyle Capital Partners SGR on the acquisition of a…

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PE backs leading provider of engineering surveying…

Adviser to WestBridge on its investment in Survey Solutions

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Clearwater advises Brintons Carpets on raising deb…

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Disrupting the digital marketplace with a new age …

Advisers on the sale of TrustedHousesitters to Mayfair Equit…

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Clearwater advises Deutsche Invest Mittelstand’s p…

<p>Clearwater has advised DI Mittelstand‘s newly acquired po…

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Clearwater advises Tenax on its acquisition of NES…

<p>Clearwater has advised Tenax, a world-leading producer of…

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Clearwater advises Apadmi on its investment from C…

<p>Clearwater has advised the shareholders of Apadmi, a lead…

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Clearwater advises Mobeus on its investment in Ell…

<p>Clearwater has advised Mobeus, a leading institutional in…

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Clearwater advises Nørgaard Anlæg on its sale to N…

<p>Clearwater has advised Nørgaard Anlæg, a turn-key landsca…

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Clearwater advises Adeleon on the sale of WESTFA E…

<p>Clearwater has advised Adeleon Familienholding GmbH (Adel…

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<p>Clearwater has advised the shareholders of Technic Aviati…

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Clearwater advises AVK Group on its sale to Crest

<p>Clearwater has advised the shareholders of AVK Group, the…

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Clearwater conseille Suez dans la cession de son a…

<p>Clearwater has advised Suez, a French multinational water…

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Clearwater advises Green Instruments A/S on its sa…

<p>Clearwater has advised Green Instruments A/S (Green Instr…

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Partnership to create a global integrated supply c…

Adviser to EES on its sale to Vallen Distribution

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Synergistic cross-border deal in property inspecti…

Adviser to Domutech on its sale to TÜV SÜD

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Strategic divestment to boost leading cosmetic gro…

Adviser to Lumson on the sale of its subsidiary Marino Belot…

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Raising funds to support a global provider of cred…

Adviser to Creditinfo, a portfolio company of LLCP, on its r…

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