Clearwater International Director Rob Burden has been named Dealmaker of the Year at Insider’s East Midlands Dealmakers Awards. The judges commented that Burden had had a memorable year: he was a key advisor in the Westleigh deal, on the sale of construction software business Union Square to Deltek, the sale of Leicestershire’s King Vehicle Engineering Group to HW Martin, and the MBO of Derby skills provider Babington.
The MBO of Westleigh Partnership, on which Clearwater International advised, won Deal of the Year. The leading affordable housing provider secured growth capital investment from Palatine Private Equity. The transaction, which is worth €78m, was introduced by Clearwater International.
With five nominations and two wins, Clearwater remains dedicated to the Midlands and the ongoing development of its strong team.