Clearwater in running for top private equity award

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Clearwater Corporate Finance has been shortlisted for a prestigious dealmaking award.

The firm is one of six in the running for the title of Corporate Financier of the Year in the British Private Equity Awards 2008. Now in their fourth year, the awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the private equity sector and are run by unquote” magazine. The shortlist was selected through a vote by unquote” readers.

The winners will be announced at the awards dinner in London on 27 November and chosen by a judging panel made up of leading figures from the private equity world. They include Simon Walker, chief executive of the British Venture Capital Association, John Holloway, director of the European Investment fund, and unquote” editor-in-chief Kimberly Romaine.

Phil Burns, partner with Clearwater said: “This latest nomination is yet another testament to Clearwater’s dealmaking skills. The Corporate Financier of the Year is selected on the basis of ‘creativity and market leadership in deal origination’ and ‘skill and innovation in deal structuring and execution’.

“I am pleased to say we have a strong track record in both these areas, with 25 per cent of our people dedicated to deal origination and a host of transactions which demonstrate our technical expertise.”