Whether it’s technology, industrials, leisure, chemicals, healthcare, food or financial services, we are seeing increased cross-border activity across all sectors as leading players in virtually every industry seek to consolidate their positions and access new geographies, technologies and customers.
The trends are perfectly illustrated in the range of cross-border deals on which Clearwater International has advised, as we continue to connect clients with the partners that they need to exploit global opportunities. Such trends are further fuelled by cheap and accessible debt which has spurred investors, especially from North America, to hit the acquisition trail, while Far East investors are also increasingly looking to invest outside of their home territories.
Clearwater International Denmark acted as financial advisor in the sale of Zitcom to UK-based HgCapital.
Zitcom was founded in 2000 and operates under the Wannafind, UnoEuro, Curanet and Zitcom brands. The business has demonstrated 15 years of consistent revenue growth to more than 50,000 business and private customers in Denmark.
“We appointed Clearwater International to advise on the sale of Playnation to Novomatic.This is the second time we’ve appointed Clearwater International, previously ahead of our successful management buyout in 2013, and they were a natural choice.Clearwater International delivered exceptional results; their extensive knowledge and can do attitude, coupled with attention to detail facilitated an efficient and smooth process. We were once again very impressed, and I would not hesitate in recommending Clearwater International.”
ADAM HODGES, CEO AT PLAYNATION
Clearwater International has advised Corpfin Capital on a 51% equity investment in Eurogamma SpA group, whose main subsidiary is the Spanish company Secna.
Valencia-based Secna specialises in the manufacture of natural colours for the food & beverage industry, particularly the production of red and dark tones produced from raw materials such as grapes, black carrot and caramel.
The production of natural ingredients for the food & beverage industry is a developing market fuelled by growing consumer awareness and increasingly strict regulation globally regarding the inclusion of flavours and synthetic colours in foods.