18 Jan 2017
Clairfield International is pleased to announce that for the tenth year running Thomson Reuters has ranked Clairfield among the top advisory firms worldwide. Clairfield International is one of an elite number of boutique M&A firms to achieve such high results in the 2016 league tables, placing 13th in the small-cap segment worldwide and 11th in Europe alongside large investment banks. Clairfield International was among the top 10 advisors in the Nordics, Australia, and France. Clairfield also achieved top placements in both small and mid-cap league tables in Latin America, the UK, Germany, Italy, Benelux, and Eastern Europe.
Transactions closed this year highlight Clairfield’s crossborder reach: the acquisition by Tournus Equipement, a French manufacturer of stainless-steel equipment, of CED Fabrications, a UK-based commercial-catering equipment manufacturer; Samiro Group S.p.A. and other minority shareholders’ sale of Ravaglioli Group to the American Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV), a global company with a business unit that is active in the production of vehicle service equipment; the sale of iParts, a Polish online car spare parts distributor, to Hella, one of the top 40 automotive suppliers and aftermarket distribution organizations for spare car parts in the world, headquartered in Germany; and the acquisition by Trescal, the French specialist in calibration services of Metrosul, a leading Brazilian calibration services provider are just a few examples.
“We are pleased with this recognition of Clairfield’s objective advisory services and sector expertise,” says Alexander Klemm, vice-chairman of Clairfield International. “This consistent position amongst top advisory firms is testimony to Clairfield’s momentum in growing globally as a firm in now 23 countries, providing in-depth sector and local corporate finance expertise, based on impartial advice embedded in long-term relationships.”