What’s in a multiple?

Every month we get questions about the earnings multiples we publish in our Sector Dashboards. People want to know which sector their business fits in, how they compare to the benchmark, and taking a step back – what do the multiples even mean?? Accordingly, this month we thought it would be worth giving a brief […]

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Clairfield partners gather in Birmingham

Clairfield held its partners meeting in Birmingham last week with best practice forums, workshops on the building products, technology, services, and healthcare sectors, as well as some expert views on Brexit. The highlight of the meeting was the reception held at the Birmingham City Council House, a beautiful historic building that serves as the seat […]

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European Chemicals & Plastics Report

Clairfield’s UK partners note that M&A activity in the chemical and plastics sector remained steady in 2018 and forecast a bump in activity in 2019, driven by smaller, specialist deals in a fragmented market. The Clairfield industrial team is led by Chris Gregory. Read the full report here: 2019H1 European Chemicals and Plastics

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Oh baby it’s a Wild World

A common question from our clients looking to sell or raise capital is whether foreign investors should be considered. When the answer is yes, the obvious follow up question is how can we get access to those investors? Since the beginning of 2018, 908 transactions have been completed in Australia over USD 5m. Of these, […]

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UK Food & Beverage snapshot analyzes M&A activity for h1 2019

Clairfield’s UK partners note that deal volumes in food & beverage are up, with a decline in transaction values. UK brands, alcohol & beverage, and foodservice companies remain attractive targets. Our UK consumer team is led by Gary Ecob. Read the full report here: 2019H1 UK Food & Beverage Report

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US M&A Market Report

Capital market trends, key economic metrics, and sector and private equity activity in the US are summarized in this report from Clairfield’s US partners. Read the report here: 2019Q2 US Quarterly Report

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Merger to create infinite value

Australian international aid and development not-for-profit organisation, Cufa Limited, has merged with the Foresters Group, a not-for-profit micro-loan organisation providing emergency finance at a competitive rate for low-income households as a more affordable alternative to high-cost payday lenders. InterFinancial acted as adviser to Foresters Group in the merger.  Cufa, established in 1971 has been providing […]

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Time After Time

One of the most frequent questions we get asked by clients is “how long does a transaction take?”. Of course, the standard advisor answer is “it depends”, but exactly what does it depend on, and how many of these factors are within the control of the client or the advisor? Preparation. A key determinant of […]

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Follow David Hassum’s journey

Our very own, David Hassum has begun his 1800 km bicycle journey across the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route from Banff, Alberta to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to raise money for breast cancer research in memory of his partner Vee. The route is almost entirely dirt-road and mountain-pass riding, with riders encountering wild rivers, remote mountain […]

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Top ranking in industrial and regional midmarket league tables

From manufacturing precision sensors to forging manhole covers, industrial companies are a vital base for Clairfield International. Clairfield’s industrial team, led by Chris Gregory and Dirk Freiland, is recognized as a top advisor for midmarket industrial deals. Refinitiv ranks Clairfield International as number 6 in industrial deals and number 13 in consumer materials. The Refinitiv ranking […]

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