Look both ways – 2015 review and 2016 plans

Clearwater International completed 65 deals worth over €3.2 billion in 2015 – activity which saw the company’s average deal value nearly double from 2014. In a year where the business completed an unprecedented 17 deals in 10 weeks, all

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Tobar Group sold to Merino Private Equity

Clearwater International has advised the shareholders of toy and gift retailer Tobar Group on their sale to Merino Private Equity. Tobar Group, headquartered in Norwich, was established in 1973; its retail operation comprises of Hawkin’s Bazaar stores and website,

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HCSS Education sold to Access Group

Clearwater International has advised the shareholders of education finance specialist HCSS Education on its sale to Access Group. HCSS Education is an award winning education finance software business, providing practical and effective software-as- a-service solutions to schools. Consistently adding

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Gledhill sold to France-based Groupe Atlantic

Clearwater International has advised the shareholders of building product and servicing firm Gledhill on the sale to €1bn-turnover Groupe Atlantic. With a nationwide customer base supplied by a network of manufacturing/distribution depots, Blackpool-based Gledhill is the largest privately owned

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The Debt Connection – December 2015

In the latest Debt Advisory newsletter from Clearwater International, we ask if the banking crisis era is over for the UK? The news release from the Bank of England (BOE) earlier this week certainly seems to say it is.

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Consumer Sector Comment – December 2015

A Taste for Tradition We have commented in the past on the rise of the experience economy, as consumers increasingly look to spend on products and services which create or remind them of an experience. One beneficiary has been

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Business Services Sector Comment – November 2015

M&A shows no signs of slowing in the higher education market October saw a further multi-million pound deal announced in the education sector as US private college group Apollo Education acquired Career Partner Group (CPG). Backed by mid-market private equity fund

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Healthcare Sector Comment – November 2015

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is responsible for approximately 15 million deaths each year and is the number one cause of death according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is driven by an ageing population and an increase in risk

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