Connecting you to opportunity
We have built unrivalled connections based on introductions, and the invaluable access we can give investors and companies alike to the companies with whom they need to do business.
These relationships are built on earning the trust and respect of our clients, and continually delivering on what we say we will achieve.
Crucially, when it comes to doing deals, it means we also know which investors will be interested in specific opportunities at a specific time.
“The connections in the wider market that Clearwater has are very important to us, not just in France but across Europe. The combination of Clearwater’s very good market knowledge and the trust we have in the firm is a powerful one.”
Excellent connections to large international buyers
A transatlantic deal saw us advise the shareholders of the UK’s largest independent automation, control and IT solutions systems integrator MacDonald Humfrey on its €300m sale to L-3 Communications. New York headquartered L-3 supplies communications and electronic systems products used on military and commercial platforms.
L-3 provides MacDonald Humfrey with the global footprint and network to support the continued roll-out and support of its airport and checkpoint security solutions, whilst MacDonald Humfrey provides L-3 with the opportunity to realise the enormous potential offered by macro themes such as Industry 4.0, IoT, Big Data and Smart Manufacturing.
“Clearwater partners have fantastic access to businesses across Spain and this is very powerful. When we have worked with Clearwater we have found its access to companies is just as good as you would get when dealing with the big four or large banks.
“However, what is quite unique about Clearwater is not just its access to companies, but also its ability to access the key people who we need to meet. Senior partners are prepared to roll up their sleeves and always know before that call is made what is the scenario, who are the people to know, and what is the best way to approach the company. That is worth its weight in gold.
“Clearwater also earns a lot of trust with companies and can provide that link between the private equity house and the company. This can be invaluable when it comes to sorting difficult problems as they emerge during negotiations.”
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