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Clairfield offers M&A services including:

 

  • Execution of sell side mandates including searching for domestic and international strategic buyers and financial sponsors
  • Execution of LBOs and MBOs and advisory of management teams
  • Definition of acquisition strategy
  • Advisory on mergers and joint ventures
  • Design, initiation, and execution of international and domestic acquisition opportunities
  • Valuations and fairness opinions
  • Due diligence and negotiations

Sell-side advisory

Clairfield has been helping businesses create successful outcomes since its establishment in 2004, boasting a proven track record in managing sell-side transactions, be they domestic or crossborder. Clairfield advises on divestitures of non-core corporate activities and sales of businesses for corporate clients, private equity firms, and family businesses. Since every sale process is unique, we tailor our transaction strategies specifically to meet our client’s needs, from discreet private processes to public auctions. A strong network is essential for any strategic transaction. Clairfield works with financial sponsors and strategic buyers across the globe to make sure our clients are able to find the right match for their needs. We provide committed transaction support from senior partners who leverage their connections and expertise to achieve the optimal price for every client.

Buy-side advisory

Clairfield provides advice on acquisition strategy and execution. On the buy side, we coordinate organic and sustainable growth strategies to be implemented via acquisitions for corporate clients or portfolio companies of private equity clients, to enable companies to continue to thrive long after negotiations have ended. We begin the process by defining a clear acquisition strategy, calling on our international resources to create a tailored target list. With locations in every major economy, we have the capacity and connections to approach local targets and ascertain interest. Our specialized research analysts and the combined industry expertise of our partners bring unparalleled insight, market intelligence, and access to even the most complicated cases. Our services range from advising on strategy, transaction management, and sources of financing to negotiating acquisition terms.

Latest transactions

Infinitas Learning, a Dutch educational publisher, acquired WSiP, a leading publisher of schoolbooks in Poland.

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Business services

Drapeau Netherlands Drapeau Poland

Acquisition

Advisor to the buyer

Centrick Property Sales (West Midlands) and Centrick Property Sales (East Midlands) were sold to Lomond Group, a leading UK network of lettings and sales agents.

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Business services

Drapeau UK

Sale

Advisor to the seller

Skywire, an Australian enterprise mobile computing systems provider, was sold to Renovotec Ltd, a UK-based provider of rugged hardware, software, and enterprise mobility solutions.

Business services

Drapeau Australia Drapeau Sweden Drapeau UK

Sale

Advisor to the seller

De Haan Petfood, a prominent Dutch provider of wet pet food with a global export footprint, was sold to United Petfood, a global leader in wet and dry food production for dogs and cats, serving both private labels and brand owners.

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Consumer & retail

Drapeau Netherlands

Advisor to the seller

Etex, a global building material manufacturer and pioneer in lightweight construction based in Belgium, acquired SCALAMID, a manufacturer of modern and innovative façade fibre cement boards, from Poznan-based company Pozbruk in a carve-out transaction.

Industrials

Drapeau Belgium Drapeau Poland

Acquisition

Advisor to the buyer

Enjoei acquired 25% of Cresci e Perdi, the leading franchisor of thrift stores focused on children’s products in Brazil.

Consumer & retail

Drapeau Brazil

Acquisition

Advisor to the buyer

IMC Colombia, a provider of airline catering services and operator of airport restaurants, was sold to GCG Group, a company specialising in inflight dining.

Consumer & retail

Drapeau Brazil

Sale

Advisor to the seller

Embregour, holding of the Tardy family that founded CIFE-ETPO, sold its majority stake in CIFE-ETPO to Spie batignolles.

Industrials

Drapeau France

Sale

Advisor to the seller

Harness Energy completed a successful acquisition of specific assets and business of Site Skills Training, a division of Verbrec.

Business services

Drapeau Australia

Acquisition

Advisor to the buyer

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