In today’s fast moving global landscape companies are increasingly concentrating on their core strengths and outsourcing non-core activities.

At Clearwater International we have an established track record of advising companies in the business services sector across industries ranging from recruitment, facilities management, logistics and insurance through to professional services and real estate.

Whether it’s maintenance contracts, building compliance, energy efficiency requirements, certification processes or technological requirements, we can advise your business on the best strategy.

Clearwater International’s deal record, coupled with the capability of our specialist advisors, makes us the advisor of choice in the business services sector.


Sector Comments

Business Services sector comment – Outsourcing: Carillion’s collapse raises pertinent questions

It is not for the first time the spotlight has unwelcomely been shone on the outsourcing sector. In fact, in the last couple of years it has been difficult to keep leading players such as Interserve, Capita and Serco out … Find out more…

Business Services Sector Comment – Education: Private Equity continues to dominate – November 2017

Thwarted by a shortage of high quality assets in the UK education market, deal activity has remained robust but at a lower level for the last 3 years. However, the recent sale of QA to CVC and TA Associates’ investment … Find out more…

Business Services sector comment -Japanese corporates acquiring UK recruitment firms – September 2017

The idea of Japanese corporates acquiring foreign companies is by no means a new phenomenon. In fact, during the first half of 2017 the value of Japan’s outbound M&A reached $34bn (€28bn). What is significant is the acceleration of such … Find out more…

Business Services sector comment – facilities management – July 2017

Cross-border M&A activity in the facilities management sector continues to be dominated by French buyers Over the last 4 years, the facilities management sector has experienced a rising level of cross-border deals as international buyers either look to acquire their … Find out more…