Clearwater International announces merger

Today marks an exciting merger of three leading European corporate finance firms; UK-based Clearwater Corporate Finance LLP, Danish firm Advizer and IMAPLynx based in Spain and Portugal. At the same time an agreement for a strategic alliance has been

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Clearwater International advises on Stroma MBO

Mid-market private equity house LDC has backed the management buyout of Stroma, in a deal advised by Clearwater International. The value was not disclosed. Based in Castleford, Stroma was established in 2002 by Matt Ferguson, Rob Coxon and Steve Turner. The business

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Consumer Sector Comment – May 2014

China has been the focus of plenty of attention in the financial press over the past few weeks. The Financial Times reported in April that China was on the brink of overtaking the US as the world’s largest economy,

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The Debt Connection – May 2014

In this month’s Debt Advisory newsletter from Clearwater Corporate Finance, we look at capital and infrastructure funding. The global credit markets have seen liquidity improvements over the past 18 months, particularly for large corporates and upper mid-market companies. What

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Industrials Sector Comment – May 2014

IGAS Energy plc recently announced the £120m acquisition of Dart Energy plc to create the largest shale explorer in the UK. Consolidation such as this at the exploration level will undoubtedly offer opportunities to numerous companies operating in the

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Healthcare Sector Comment – May 2014

April saw the completion of 12 deals in the UK healthcare market. An interesting deal saw Cambian Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of specialist behavioural health services, merge with Advanced Childcare and list on the London Stock

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Business Services Sector Comment – April 2014

This month saw Key Capital Partners announce that it had backed the £11 million MBO of Alliance in Partnership (AiP), the specialist educational catering services company. AiP operates more than 170 school catering contracts, feeding over 35,000 pupils per

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