International Industrials Team

Our international industrials team has completed numerous mandates which have provided unrivalled relationships with global industrials groups and financial sponsors active in the sector.

The team comprises experienced professionals in Europe, North America and Asia and is complimented by high-profile senior advisors who are all former top-tier executives from the industry with relevant product knowledge and a far-reaching network of contacts.

Our extensive experience covers many industrial markets including aerospace and defence; building products; capital equipment; electronics; engineering products; flow products; fluid power; industrial services; metals; oilfield equipment and services; packaging; plant and process engineering; precision engineering; and related aftermarket and distribution services.

Read more about our industrials sector here.

Some of our aerospace deals:


NavAero AB sold to Global Eagle Entertainment Inc

NavAero, a Swedish developer of tablet-based electronic flight bag systems, has been acquired by US group Global Eagle Entertainment Inc in a deal advised by Clearwater International.

NavAero’s electronic flight bag (EFB) systems provide airline pilots with navigation solutions based on aircraft-dedicated and tablet-based personal electronic devices that enable paperless cockpit operations. The company has also developed a number of other related technologies which extend the functionality of its EFB systems.

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“The Clearwater International team around Josemari Alberú, with its international experience, was a decisive success factor of the transaction throughout the process. They not only found the perfect partner based on a professional market analysis but also led both partners to a beneficial and well-balanced contract in a very short term and efficient schedule.”

Dr. Berbhard Kopp, Finance Director and member of executive board at ESG


ESG sells AC&S Spain and the ILS business of AC&S Germany to Alterup – Studec Group

ESG is a provider of engineering services, mainly in electronics for the aerospace, automotive and defence industries, with a turnover of more than €250 million. Its shareholders include Airbus Defence and Space, Rohde-Schwarz, Thales and Northrop Grumman Litef. ESG owned AC&S, a training solutions and technical documentation services division focused on the aerospace sector with presence in Spain and Germany.

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Farsound Engineering sold to RG Industries LLP

Clearwater International has advised Farsound Engineering, on its sale to RG Industries LLP, a new partnership between Rubicon Partners and Grovepoint Capital.

Founded by the late Roger Gulperin in 1979, Farsound is a leading manufacturer and supply chain manager of precision components for the aerospace and defence industries. It has a global, blue chip customer base and operates from state of the art premises in Romford, Essex. The firm employs around 100 people across its manufacturing and supply chain MRO divisions.

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