People Moves: Clearwater International appoints Greg Cant as Partner & Head of FinServ


Media Article (Insider Media)Corporate finance advisory firm Clearwater International has appointed a new Leeds-based Partner and Head of Financial Services. Greg Cant brings almost 30 years' mid-market corporate finance experience, including 21 years at Rothschild & Co, where he worked on more than 50 transactions spanning acquisitions, disposals, fund raisings and IPOs.

Most recently, he was Chief of Staff and Director of Corporate Finance and Development at Bradford-based specialist FTSE 250 banking group Provident Financial.

In his new role, Cant will focus on leading Clearwater's Financial Services sector team, strengthening the firm's relationships with private equity and corporate clients, and transacting across a range of deals within the industry.

He will be based in Clearwater's office in Leeds, strengthening its 15-strong team and coverage in Yorkshire.

The appointment is expected to strengthen Clearwater's presence in the financial services sector across its UK and European offices, with the firm having advised on more than 60 deals worth a combined €2.5bn in segments such as wealth, insurance and specialist lending.

Mark Taylor, UK Chief Executive at Clearwater International, said: "This is a great start to 2023 and signals our intent to continue investing in the best talent and delivering specialist support for key international growth sectors such as financial services.

"Greg has unparalleled experience across a wide range of transactions in this market and brings a valuable 'in-house' perspective from his time working for a major listed banking group. His leadership will help us build on the platform we've established in financial services and ensure even more management teams and investors can access crucial, high-quality insight and advice from our sector experts."

Greg Cant, Partner and Head of Financial Services at Clearwater International, added: "I'm proud to be joining at such an exciting time with the business continuing to extend and develop its capabilities across territories, sectors, and areas such as ESG.

"Clearwater's performance over the last few years speaks for itself and evidences the strength of its track record and reputation for delivery, particularly when it comes to complex, sizeable deals with sophisticated funding requirements. I'm looking forward to collaborating with colleagues in the international Financial Services team, Debt Advisory team and in the rapidly growing Leeds office to drive further success in 2023 and beyond."

Clearwater's Leeds office was established in 2020, just before the onset of the pandemic, and is led by partner Richard Goldsack, a former Insider Dealmaker of the Year. In the last 12 months, the team has collectively advised on 11 deals with a combined value of more than €800m.


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