Partner promotions at Clearwater


Clearwater Corporate Finance has announced its latest partner promotions.

Directors Constantine Biller and Gareth Iley have been made partners after a busy period in which Clearwater has completed 24 deals in eight months.

Constantine, a founding employee of Clearwater in 2003, is an integral part of Clearwater’s chemicals and industrials team and previously was a senior analyst from London-based investment banking firm Livingstone Partners. His deal history includes the sale of Farsound Engineering to RG Industries, Alter Technology Group’s disposal of three trading subsidiaries to TÜV Nord International GmBH and the buyout of specialist additive masterbatch manufacturer Wells Plastics by Key Capital Partners.

Gareth Iley, also a founding employee of Clearwater in 2003 previously worked at Old Mutual Securities in Birmingham and in KPMG’s transaction services team. Gareth has led transactions for Clearwater’s consumer team, including the equity investment in contemporary furniture retailer Dwell by Key Capital Partners, the equity investment for baby product retailer JoJo Maman Bébé and Macintosh Retail Group NV’s acquisition of UK shoe retailer Jones Bootmaker.

Phil Burns, managing director at Clearwater Corporate Finance, said: “We take great pride in supporting the development of our people and investing in their future to create an excellent team with strength and depth. The promotions recognise Constantine’s and Gareth’s dedication to providing the best possible sector-specialist advice to our clients.”

Constantine Biller, partner at Clearwater, said: “It is more important than ever for advisers to have in-depth sector knowledge so that the challenges faced by a client can be fully understood. With such an experienced team at our disposal we will continue to support our clients with up-to-date analysis and insightful opinion on their sectors that will enable them to take advantage of game-changing opportunities that arise.”