Mid-market advisory firm Clearwater International welcomes Richard O’Donnell to the business as Partner in the UK. Richard joins with 15 years’ experience in M&A, with a particular focus on the consumer and leisure sectors.
Richard was previously European Head of Leisure & Consumer M&A at Canaccord Genuity, and prior to this was a Partner at Spayne Lindsay & Co. Richard has worked on deals involving a number of high profile brands including Leon Restaurants, Goal’s Soccer Centres and Fever-Tree.
Richard will be predominantly based in Clearwater International’s London office and will continue to focus on the consumer sector.
Richard O’Donnell commented: “I’m delighted to join the team at Clearwater International. The Partners and wider team have created an established market leading advisory practice with a proven track record of delivering outstanding client outcomes across a broad range of international markets. The business has a strong presence in the consumer sector and I’m excited to be working with the team to extend this further still.”
Phil Burns, UK Managing Director, Clearwater International commented: “We’re delighted to have Richard join our team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and no doubt will bolster our activity in the consumer sector. Richard has worked with some great brands and his expertise and skills complement the Clearwater approach of delivering great outcomes for our clients. We look forward to seeing the opportunities he’ll bring to the business.”