Dealmaker of the year at Clearwater


Clearwater’s Richard Shaw has been named as a Mergermarket Young Dealmaker of the Year.

Assistant director Richard Shaw, joined the London office of Clearwater in 2010 after four years within corporate finance at Grant Thornton in Manchester. As part of the firm’s consumer and support services sector teams, Richard has played an integral role in some of Clearwater’s biggest deals including the private equity investment in JoJo Maman Bébé by Magenta Partners, the secondary buyout of XLN Telecom by ECI Partners and the acquisition of Jones Bootmaker by Brantano-parent company Macintosh Retail Group.

Marc Gillespie, partner and head of the London office of Clearwater, said: “Since joining in 2010, Richard has made a monumental contribution to a raft of high-profile deals. His specialist knowledge in the consumer and support services sectors adds significant value to the team and our clients’ businesses.”

Richard Shaw said: “To be ranked alongside such a high quality group of dealmakers is an honour and an award that is gratefully received. Clearwater has provided the perfect environment for me to get my teeth into some really exciting deals and play a pivotal role in the development of the firm’s sector expertise.”