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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

Hutzel DrehTech GmbH, a German medical implant developer and manufacturer, was sold to Consult Invest Beteiligungsberatungs GmbH, a family office focusing on midmarket companies.

Healthcare

Drapeau Germany

Sale

Advisor to the sell side

Trivento, an IT-service specialist focused on developing custom-made software solutions, was sold to Ilionx, an IT-service provider, backed by Egeria.

Software, tech & digital

Drapeau Netherlands

Sale

Advisor to the sell side

iDentical, one of the leading orthodontic clinics in the Tricity agglomeration, was acquired by United Clinic S.a.r.l., backed by Innova Capital.

Healthcare

Drapeau Poland

Sale

Advisor to the sell side

Dental Nobile Clinic, a premium dental clinic in the Warsaw area, was acquired by Enel-Med, Poland based medical group.

Healthcare

Drapeau Poland

Sale

Advisor to the sell side

Italian artificial intelligence and big data company Reply [EXM, STAR: REY] signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Fincon Unternehmensberatung GmbH, a leading German consultancy in digital transformation projects for the banking and the insurance industry.

Business services

Drapeau Germany Drapeau Italy

Acquisition

Advisor to the buy side

Third-generation family shareholders of Salice SpA (“Salice” and, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), Francesca, Massimo and Sergio Salice, sold a majority stake in the Group to Cobepa S.A., a Belgian investment company backed by large entrepreneurial European families.

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Industrials

Drapeau Italy

Sale

Advisor to the sell side

Subject to approval by the relevant competition and regulatory authorities, Pluradent GmbH & Co. KG will be sold in a simultaneous transaction in which Aurelius Private Equity, a prominent German private equity group, will also acquire the dental bauer dental distribution group from the Linneweh family to create a leading German dental distribution platform with more than EUR 300m in revenues.

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Healthcare

Drapeau Germany

Sale

Advisor to the sell side

One of the Czech largest operators of night-time distribution networks in the Czech and Slovak Republics, OptimNet Solutions, has been sold to the German provider of logistics services, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics International.

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Business services

Drapeau Czech Republic Drapeau Germany

Sale

Advisor to the sell side

Neptune Software, a leading low-code software platform, was sold to Triton, a UK-based private-equity fund.

Software, tech & digital

Drapeau Norway Drapeau UK

Sale

Advisor to the sell side

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