The leading M&A
advisory firm for global mid
market transactions

We selected Clairfield due to their sector expertise, access to overseas buyers, and personable approach. I couldn’t be happier with the final outcome, which will see our business offering taken to a global client base.
Sandra Palmer, co-founder and managing director of Point to Point (UK)
We have worked with Clairfield on several acquisitions. We appreciate their willingness to understand our business and the speed and skills of the whole team, both in Italy and abroad. We will certainly partner again for new potential transactions.
Matteo Galmarini, director of IMR (Italy)
In this complex transaction, Clairfield’s innovative approach and deal experience played a big role. The team showed high professionalism throughout the transaction process. We are extremely happy with the outcome.
Matti Hyytiäinen, president & CEO of PKC Group (Finland)
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M&A and corporate finance advisory with industry expertise

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Transactions

Our track record is testimony to our global value and quality proposition.

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Bacaicoa

Bacaicoa is a manufacturer of flexible packing solutions based in Pamplona. Its products include films, and retractable and stretch hood for both industrial and consumer applications. The Bacaicoa family, whom Clairfield advised on a divestiture in 2003, refinanced its financial debt. Most of the debt was restructured into long-term debt thus freeing up working capital. Bacaicoa wanted to take better advantage of purchasing cycles in order to improve its long-term profitability. Clairfield helped the client identify the purchasing opportunities and advised on a more appropriate capital structure that would enable the company to implement them.

 

2016
Geizhals
Heise Gruppe

Two minority shareholders of Geizhals, a leading Austrian and German price-comparison site, sold 16% of the company to majority shareholder Heise Gruppe. Geizhals was founded in 1996 and today is a leading price-comparison portal in the DACH region. Heise Gruppe is a German publisher of computer magazines and other publications, such as yellow pages. Heise had acquired 75% of Geizhals in 2013 and 2014. The transaction was advised by Clairfield International in Austria.

2016
Sherry's
Flick Anticimex

Sherry’s is a leading provider of termite and pest management services in Australia. The company’s point of difference is highly developed systems and automation around onsite customer reporting processes, creating a unique selling point and internal cost savings and efficiencies. After 11 years in the business, the owner wanted to pursue other opportunities.

Flick Anticimex is based in Sweden, with a growing presence in Australia. Having acquired 16 local companies in the last two years, Flick was seeking to improve systems and processes throughout its business. The merger with Sherry’s and ongoing involvement from the owner will assist in achieving this goal, as well as strengthening Flick’s presence in the South-East Queensland market.

Cottel
Sacar

Cottel.com, specializing in the design, manufacture, and sale of promotional items, acquired Sacar, a French designer and manufacturer of small leather goods and luggage for famous brands. The acquisition forms part of Cottel’s strategy to extend its range of products and acquire a manufacturing company with “made-in-France” prestige. Cottel previously acquired CFC (Compagnie Française des Crayons), the last French pencil manufacturer. Sacar, founded in 1932, employs skilled 40 artisans.

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We strive to provide our clients with innovative, well-considered ideas and solutions.

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Mergers & acquisitions, divestitures

Strategic advisory

Equity and debt advisory

Financial restructuring

Capital raising

Family business advisory

BRIAN O’HARE, CHAIRMAN CLAIRFIELD INTERNATIONAL

Strong local partners produce results. Clairfield International ranks among the top 10 advisory firms in the Thomson Reuters middle-market league tables for Europe.

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Philosophy

Our core values are central to our success.

Core values

We provide objective advice and are free from the conflicts that can arise from a multi-product, integrated platform. We do not sell products, but deliver tailor-made solutions. We value the trust of our clients and handle highly confidential information with care and the utmost discretion.

Creativity

We provide our clients with innovative, well-considered ideas and solutions. The firm combines boutique creativity with top delivery reach and resources normally associated with much larger firms. We look holistically at clients’ needs and transactions, from an M&A, equity and debt markets point of view; capital markets and investor expertise is fully embedded in our skill set.

Senior involvement

Our senior bankers are involved in transactions from initiation to completion, ensuring that our clients benefit from their experience and expertise at all stages of corporate and investor decision-making and execution. We believe in long-term relationships, allowing for a clear understanding of our clients’ strategies.

Industry expertise

Dedicated professional and industry advisors work in crossborder teams to share knowledge in several focus sectors: business services; healthcare; consumer & retail; industrials; energy, cleantech & resources; technology, media & telecom; and financial institutions.

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