20 Jan 2021
Dial Partners LLP and Clairfield International are pleased to announce that Dial Partners has joined Clairfield as an additional partner firm in the United Kingdom. This will expand Dial Partners’ international reach and bring insight and access to a global partnership of like-minded corporate financiers. Clairfield partner firms and clients will benefit from a dedicated investment banking presence in London. Dial Partners will work alongside Orbis Partners Ltd (Clairfield’s existing UK partner firm based in Birmingham) to extend Clairfield’s footprint in the United Kingdom, significantly enhancing access to London-based investors, FTSE 100, and FTSE 250 listed corporates and public M&A opportunities.
Dial Partners is a leading, London-based international corporate finance advisory business. The senior executive team members have extensive advisory experience at major investment banks, including Citigroup, Gleacher Shacklock, Kleinwort, Lazard, Morgan Stanley, Nomura International, and Perella Weinberg. The firm also retains a panel of senior advisors who have held prominent roles in their respective industries. Dial Partners is active in many sectors, in particular aerospace & defense, industrials, and TMT. Recent transactions on which it has advised include the sale of US-based industrial equipment business Blastrac to the Husqvarna Group; the acquisition by private equity firm EMK of Williams Advanced Engineering from Williams Formula 1; the Series C fund raising for Vivino, the world’s leading online wine marketplace; and the acquisition by Shanghai-listed CIH of special effects business Framestore.
Clairfield operates throughout Europe, the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific region. With over 300 corporate finance professionals and industry experts, it is today one of the leading independent international corporate finance firm and ranks as one of the top independent M&A advisors in the Refinitiv league tables. Since 2010 Clairfield has partnered in the UK with Orbis Partners in Birmingham, whose team focuses on M&A and strategic advice to the SME sector, private businesses, and entrepreneurs.
The founding partners of Dial were closely involved as original members of Clairfield International at its inception in 2005. Dial Partners has worked closely with the Clairfield partner firms over the intervening years and has now formally joined the partnership to provide its clients with seamless access to specialist local knowledge in more than 20 countries globally as well as superior sector expertise.
“By joining Clairfield International, we are combining our core advisory capabilities, knowledge and access in the London market with direct access to local corporate finance expertise around the world, strengthening our ability to advise clients in crossborder transactions,” says Andrew Taee MBE, chairman of Dial Partners. “Today, Dial Partners has an established reputation as an independent advisory firm offering the highest quality financial advice and execution. We are delighted that we are now extending our offering throughout the Clairfield organisation and to Clairfield clients.”
“We are delighted that Clairfield now has a greatly enhanced presence in the UK market, combining forces with Dial Partners. Dial has deep access and capability in this important market, and they share our focus on providing the highest quality advice to clients,” says Alexander Klemm, executive chairman of Clairfield International. “We have known the Dial team for many years and look forward to working more closely with them. Together with our long-standing partner Orbis Partners, Clairfield now has offices in London and Birmingham, and a combined team of some 40 professionals and advisors in the UK.”
“Our long-standing partnership with Clairfield has been a success in serving our clients and supporting our crossborder capabilities. Our closer strategic relationship with Dial Partners will provide greater access to larger corporates and public company market. This perfectly complements our entrepreneurial SME client and investment base and we believe will generate many synergies between our firms,” says Chris Gregory, senior partner at Orbis Partners.
About Dial Partners LLP
Dial Partners LLP is an independent corporate finance advisory firm offering the highest quality financial advice and execution. The executive team members and Senior Advisors have held prominent roles in their respective industries, pairing a wealth of knowledge with access to decision makers at the highest levels of business in the UK and internationally.
The firm combines in-depth industry expertise with market leading advisory skills, delivered within a highly confidential and unconflicted framework. The firm cultivates relationships over years, serving as trusted advisors to major private and public corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals and family offices.
Dial was founded in 2009 and has grown by recruiting high calibre practitioners who have held senior positions in investment banks and other prominent advisory firms, as well as expanding our panel of Senior Advisors.
Dial Partners LLP is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
About Clairfield International and Orbis Partners
Clairfield International is a partnership of leading corporate finance firms around the world, providing advisory services for large companies, private investors and private equity, public sector clients, and family businesses. Clairfield acts as one firm, providing a seamless advisory offering to clients globally, particularly in cross border M&A transactions.
Clairfield is headquartered in Europe with locations in every major region worldwide. Through on-the-ground teams, Clairfield offers clients access to local corporate businesses and investors combined with a deep understanding of local regulations and cultures as well as key decision makers.
Clairfield ranks as one of the top independent M&A advisors in the annual, worldwide, European, US, Latin American, and Asian Pacific league tables by Refinitiv. Clairfield has partnered with Orbis Partners in the UK since 2010. Orbis is based in Birmingham.