We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new office in Gothenburg, marking a strategic move to expand our presence in Sweden and solidify our commitment to serving clients in the Nordic region. This expansion, along with our established offices in Stockholm and Denmark, brings our international footprint to 18 offices across Europe.

Partner Erik Appelgren, with his wealth of experience and expertise, will lead a dedicated team of currently six talented professionals. A team that we aim to expand to 10 professionals within less than two years. His core remit is to develop activity in the region, focusing on sell-side advisory for entrepreneurs and family-owned companies.

The strategic expansion enables us to provide even more localised, specialised support to businesses in the region, especially in the west of the country, a region rich with attractive M&A opportunities for businesses in all sectors.

Clearwater Gothenburg team
Erik Appelgren Gothenburg

"As Clearwater expands into Gothenburg, we're seizing the opportunity to bring our unique blend of global reach and local expertise to the Nordic region"

Gotheburg overview

Phil Burns, Managing Partner and Chair at Clearwater, commented:

"As Clearwater expands into Gothenburg, we're seizing the opportunity to bring our unique blend of global reach and local expertise to the Nordic region. With Erik Appelgren leading the charge, our dedicated team enables us to meet our clients' needs with precision and insight. This expansion not only strengthens our presence but underscores our commitment to being wherever our clients need us most, further enhancing our footprint in this dynamic market."

Erik Appelgren, commented:

“We are very excited to finally be up and running in Gothenburg. As a firm, we have quite the track-record in the western parts of Sweden, with over 20 completed sell-side transactions in the past couple of years, as well as several ongoing mandates. With a local presence, we will be able to accelerate our activities to a new level. It’s clear that a local player that combines high Swedish sell-side deal activity, a global platform, and in-depth sector expertise is highly sought after considering the positive feedback we have received from companies and other stakeholders in the region in the past months. Personally, I’m delighted to witness the increased ambition in the region over the past 10 years to create the necessary foundation for businesses to thrive, and I look forward to being part of that development going forward.”

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