Working in the middle market is a whole universe and each case is unique. Whether advising a multinational on a divestiture or a generations-old family business on a change in ownership, we work to achieve the objectives of each individual client.
Clairfield International provides high quality advice to family businesses, multinational corporations, and financial investors on their midmarket mergers, acquisitions, and disposals, as well as additional corporate finance services, largely in crossborder situations. The success of the Clairfield partnership is defined by our clients’ success. We are recognized by top rankings in the market.
We deploy senior, experienced advisors on each engagement. Our clients receive expert quality advice, guidance, and insight in addition to efficient process management. We achieve superior results based on the priorities of each client, values in our business, and sustainable success.
Founded in 2004 by seasoned M&A advisors committed to providing midmarket clients with the financial expertise and industry reach usually offered only to large-cap companies, the partnership has expanded over the years to cover all major economies and financial centers.
Clairfield today is one of the leading global midmarket corporate finance and M&A advisory firms.
Five founder firms in Europe and the US begin to collaborate. They decide to form their own midmarket partnership and call it Clairfield Partners to emphasize the transparency and clear-eyed view that forms the basis of their practice.
Clairfield Partners sarl is officially registered in Geneva, Switzerland.
A banner year for Clairfield, as with a small number of offices, we are ranked by the league tables as one of the top 25 financial advisors in Europe, Australia, Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.
With a clean energy a cornerstone of economic recovery, Clairfield closes six deals in the sector in a 12-month period.
Clairfield expansion begins in earnest. We soon cover every important economy worldwide.
Branding overhaul, with renaming of brand to Clairfield International and a new square logo that represents fortitude.
Clairfield sponsors the 2014 M&A Forum at the China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) in Xiamen.
Clairfield consistently ranks among the top advisors for small and midcap transactions in major league tables.
Clairfield workflows organized around six sector groups to pool expertise and provide greater depth in client service.
The Clairfield Academy, our in-house education platform, is formed to train the next generation of financial advisors. The Geneva holding becomes a joint stock company (Swiss société anonyme — SA).
Clairfield ranked #1 for technology deals in the Refinitiv league tables. ESG and social impact investing is embraced in advisory work and client business transformation.
China Desk established as a proprietary resource for accessing Chinese corporates, investors, and political entities. Debt & Capital Advisory group formed to assist companies in all stages of the life cycle, from growth capital to equity and debt advisory.
After a strong start to the year, the pandemic hits. Our teams go into overdrive to ensure completion of deals and prepare clients for recovery. Daily Zoom calls help our team stay connected even while working from home. Clairfield partners with Yamada Consulting, a top Japanese investment bank.
The M&A market recovers and Clairfield closes another record year. Five country firms become new shareholders and board members. Kickoff of major strategic initiatives in digitalization, marketing, and knowledge management.
Branding redesign features a streamlined new logo as our partner firms grow together under the Clairfield brand.
Clairfield International and Yamada Consulting Group announce the signing of their exclusive partnership spanning 30 countries.
With a new partner in Africa, Clairfield is now a truly worldwide firm.
Clairfield celebrates 20 years since our founding.
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