Clearwater International announces landmark year

Mid-market corporate finance house Clearwater International is celebrating a landmark year following seven award wins, a number of significant hires and growth in both deal volume and value across the UK business.

Clearwater UK’s M&A activity rose by 20% during 2021. This equates to an impressive 67 transactions worth over £3bn and an increase in deal value of c.67% compared to the previous period.

Clearwater International’s Debt Advisory team also produced impressive results, completing 12% more deals than the previous period whilst doubling the value of debt packages advised upon.

2021 saw Clearwater appoint two new partners; Nathaniel Cooper joined the business in May 2021 to bolster the growing TMT team and Sarah Taylor joined the partnership in December 2021 as a key Business Services team member with a strong regional presence in the Midlands. Clearwater also promoted Wesley Fell-Smith to Partner in May 2021 following significant contributions to the TMT team over the seven years he has been with the business.

The trophy cabinet at Clearwater now boasts seven new trophies following a particularly successful awards season.

Mark Taylor, Managing Partner at Clearwater International commented on the businesses 2021 performance: “The team have worked incredibly hard this year, achieving some outstanding results and a number of landmark transactions for our business. The dedication shown to clients in this ever-changing environment has continued to be impressive. I am extremely proud of the performance of the business and look forward to another strong year in 2022”