Entrepreneur FAQs.

Advice without the jargon. Our clear views on corporate finance.

Under your leadership, your business has been growing strong, breaking through barriers and defying expectations. Now you’re ready to harness that growth and begin a new chapter – for yourself and for your business.

At Clearwater Growth, our expert team comprises sector leaders with decades of practical experience preparing businesses for investment and negotiating successful deals. Here, they share a wealth of knowledge, helping to arm entrepreneurs with the foundational know-how they’ll need as they approach a corporate finance transaction.

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What are some of the most common misconceptions around private equity?

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Is a minority private equity deal right for your business?

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How do private equity firms operate – and how do the best ones stay on top?

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Case Study

We were engaged by We Are Digital to raise growth capital for the business, to accelerate development of its technology platform, and also to provide funds to facilitate an exit for a number of early stage investors.

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Preparing management

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How do you prepare your management team for the sale of the business? The importance of engagement.

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We advised the shareholders of Obsequio Group, on its investment from Beech Tree Private Equity. Beech Tree’s investment, supported by an additional acquisition facility from Beechbrook Capital, will support Obsequio’s ambitious organic growth strategy, as well as provide additional funding for further M&A.

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We were approached by the shareholders of Nemesis Now to help find a partner to support the highly capable management team through the next stage of growth.

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Trade sale or private equity: which is right for your business?

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After receiving an approach to sell a stake in the Company, the Brisant shareholders wished to explore this and alternative options to realise value for all their hard work.

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Are you selling a business with retirement in mind?

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Preparing management

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How do you prepare your management team for the sale of the business? The importance of engagement.

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why timing is crucial

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Finding the “sweet spot”: why is timing crucial for a successful transaction?

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Case Study

We were engaged by the shareholders of Sella Controls to explore the proposed exit of one of the significant minority shareholders and support the remaining shareholders’ growth aspirations.

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Case Study

We advised the shareholders of Triangle Fire Systems, one of the UK’s leading installers of fire sprinkler systems, on its £9m investment from BGF.

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How should you prepare your company for sale?

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When is a private equity firm the best fit for your business?

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Trade sale or private equity: which is right for your business?

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What are the challenges unique to high-growth, entrepreneur-led businesses?

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Preparing management

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How do you prepare your management team for the sale of the business? The importance of engagement.

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How should you prepare your company for sale?

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What are the challenges unique to high-growth, entrepreneur-led businesses?

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Why should you look before you leap?

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Trade sale or private equity: which is right for your business?

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