International corporate finance firm Clearwater opens new Yorkshire office

Clearwater International has opened a new office in Yorkshire as the business continues to grow its national and international footprint.

The new office in Leeds will be headed by recently appointed Partner Richard Goldsack who joins Clearwater International with 19 years’ experience in the corporate finance industry. Having previously worked at Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young in the UK and Australia, Richard has advised on over 50 deals across owner-managed businesses, large corporates, and private equity. 

Director, Glenn Clarke, who joined Clearwater International over a year ago will lead the Leeds Debt Advisory team. Since joining the business, Glenn has advised on a number of corporate transactions, including MBOs, cash outs and acquisition financing.

The latest news supports a period of growth for Clearwater International, which includes its merger with Milan-based Brera Financial Advisory and a rise up the European league tables in 2019. This will be the fifth office to open in the UK, with four offices already located in Manchester, London, Birmingham and Nottingham, bringing the total number of offices to 17 across nine countries in Europe and Asia.

Phil Burns, UK Managing Partner, says: “It is an exciting time for the business as we continue on a path of growth and investment in people. We are delighted to welcome Richard to Clearwater International and extend our office coverage to further develop our relationships with clients in Yorkshire. Richard will be a great addition to the team, and brings with him strong relationships with many of the region’s businesses and PE firms.”

Goldsack says: “Clearwater’s ambitions to grow its regional presence, its strong deal flow alongside its international platform provides an exciting opportunity. I look forward to building on our regional presence, which has already seen some notable deals in the area, including the re-financing of Seabrook Crisps with Apera Capital, the sale of Mandata to LDC and the sale of Sidhil to Drive DeVilbis Healthcare.”
 
Clarke says: “Debt Advisory is a key growth area for Clearwater International and in opening a new office in Yorkshire we are very keen to build on the continued success of our existing regional offices.”