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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

La Anita, a producer and distributor in the food industry, acquired Zaaschila, a key competitor with strong presence in northern Mexico.

Consumer & retail

Drapeau Mexico

Acquisition

Advisor to the buyer

Lucky Duck Games, a leading developer of crowdfunding and digital-hybrid board games, was sold to Goliath Games, one of the largest European toys & games companies.

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Consumer & retail

Drapeau Netherlands Drapeau Poland

Sale

Advisor to the seller

Eurofred, a market leader in HVAC with a European footprint, sold its non-core subsidiary Horeca Global Solutions to TEFCOLD, a leading supplier of foodservice equipment.

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Industrials

Drapeau Denmark Drapeau Spain

Advisor to the seller

MiiN Cosmetics, a leading retailer of Korean cosmetics in Europe, sold a minority stake to Barlon Capital, a private equity fund.

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Consumer & retail

Drapeau Spain

Minority sale

Advisor to the seller

The Rohatyn Group and Nedbank Private Equity sold The Beverage Company, one of the largest carbonated soft drink producers in Southern Africa, to Varun Beverages (NSE:VBL).

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Consumer & retail

Drapeau South Africa

Sale

Advisor to the seller

UNIKOV Steel spol. s r.o., a manufacturer of garden furniture, was sold to Linatek a.s., backed by the Czech investment group Colibri Capital.

Industrials

Drapeau Czech Republic

Sale

Advisor to the seller

U.S. Cabinet Depot, wholesale distributor of ready-to-assemble kitchen and bath cabinets and accessories, was sold to The Riverside Company.

Business services

Drapeau US

Sale

Advisor to the seller

Entek, a leading provider of commercial HVAC, building automation, and energy services, was sold to PremiStar.

Business services

Drapeau US

Sale

Advisor to the seller

Munro Tailoring, a provider of custom-made suits and shirts for men, acquired In Maglia, an Italian family-owned knitwear production company.

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Consumer & retail

Drapeau Italy Drapeau Netherlands

Acquisition

Advisor to the buyer

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