Clearwater International appoints new financial services partner

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Clearwater International has appointed James Barraclough as a partner to lead its London-based financial services team.

With over 15 years’ experience, Barraclough joins Clearwater from BDO where he spent nine years leading the financial services M&A team. He previously worked for Ford Campbell and PwC.

Barraclough’s deal credentials cover a wide range of private equity and corporate clients including the sale of YFM Private Equity, the sale of Herald Trust to JTC, Accel Partners’ €22m investment into World Remit, and the acquisition of Wealth at Work.

In his new role, he will be using this experience to work with mid-market clients focussing especially on the debt management, wealth management and insurance markets.

Phil Burns, UK Managing Director at Clearwater International, said: « James brings with him a wealth of financial services knowledge and experience, and is a great addition to the Clearwater team. We are excited about the opportunities that James’ appointment will create. »