Clearwater International Germany acted as sole financial adviser to Waterland Private Equity on the acquisition financing to support the merger of Within Reach Group, with Waterland’s recently acquired portfolio company Swyx Solutions, to form a leading EU Unified Communication player UCG. The financing consisted of a unitranche facility plus a super senior RCF.
UCG provides software solutions for VoIP (cloud and on-premise solutions) as well as fixed-mobile convergence services and fixed connectivity. The business predominately operates in Germany, the Netherlands and France and is focused on SMEs, using resellers for distribution.
Waterland is an independent private equity investment group that supports entrepreneurs in realising their growth ambitions. With substantial financial resource and industry expertise, Waterland enables its portfolio companies to achieve accelerated growth both organically and through acquisitions.
The Clearwater International team was led by Managing Partner Dr. Heinrich Kerstien and Associate Khalid Afras, with support from Associate Moritz Stupka and Analyst Siyao Cheng.