Whether the people of Britain vote Brexit or Brunion (which, for the wordsmiths amongst you, also happens to be the name for a cross between a plum and a peach), we have continued our expansion plans this week with the announcement of our merger with leading advisory businesses in Paris and Frankfurt, taking Clearwater International to 15 offices and augmenting our reach into corporate acquirers in TMT as well as our other sectors. With 70% of our strategic exits going to cross-border buyers, these are key European geographies that add to our heritage in technology and media transaction with deals such as advising Sony on its investment in Deezer.
We can introduce you to our tech colleagues, if you need help in those jurisdictions, and you can read more about our latest TMT deals here.
With our ever-widening footprint, you might also be interested in our European Private Equity “Heatmap” which comes from Clearwater International research in conjunction with unquote”. This dissects multiples for European private equity deals by sector (including TMT), size, region and quarter. You can find the latest publication here.
And whoever comes up with the best original name for staying in (as Brunion is only a 7 out of 10 at best), there’s a mention in the next blog for you. If it’s really good, we’ll send you some champagne. Email Emma or me with any razor-sharp suggestions.