Clearwater International invests in three new tech partners to bolster the TMT team

Employment & Skills | Mergers & Acquisitions | South East


Clearwater International has completed 49 deals involving TMT businesses in the last 12 months and now ranks in the top 10 European financial advisors in the TMT space according to the Mergermarket 2020 financial advisor league tables.

Clearwater International has announced promotions and new hires to bolster the team.

Clearwater International has announced the appointment of Wesley Fell-Smith to Partner. Based in London, Wesley joined Clearwater International in 2014 as a Director in the TMT team and during the last seven years, he has completed 17 deals worth close to €1bn.

Clearwater International has also recently recruited two new partners to the UK and French TMT teams. Nathaniel Cooper joins Clearwater International in the UK with over 15 years’ M&A experience and significant knowledge of the digital media, online marketplace, marketing technology, B2B information services and data, and software markets. Nathaniel is a senior M&A banker with significant blue-chip experience gained at DC Advisory and Deloitte advising on deals such as ICG’s acquisition of alternative assets data provider Pageant Media, the sale of digital and subscription-driven publisher Immediate Media to Hubert Burda Media and the sale of programmatic advertising software provider The Exchange Lab to WPP.

Carl Houghton, Partner and International Head of TMT, commented: “Trends in the technology space have accelerated far faster than anyone could have predicted before the pandemic. Valuations have been driven up as investors see the resilience and sustainability of the macro trends in the market and how digital transformation continues to move up the boardroom agenda. It’s essential for Clearwater International to continue to expand the team with experienced, tech-focussed individuals not only to deliver pure tech transactions but also to collaborate across the wider Clearwater sectors which are all experiencing their own digital revolution. I am delighted to announce these promotions and new hires as the team expands and continues to complete exciting and significant deals in the tech market.”

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