Clearwater International has advised Waterland Private Equity (Waterland) on raising finance to support the partnership investment in Horn & Company GmbH (Horn & Company), a top-level management consulting firm that focuses on performance improvement and digital transformation.
Founded in 2009 by, amongst others, Dr. Christian Horn and Dr. Alexander Bethke-Jaenicke, Horn & Company, based in Dusseldorf, Germany, is a top management consultancy specialising in designing and efficiently implementing strategic and digital transformation processes for financial service providers as well as industrial and trading companies, with an additional focus on measurable P&L improvements via data-driven analyses. The entire management team will continue to actively lead the company and continue its strategic growth path together with Waterland.
Waterland is an independent private equity investment group that supports entrepreneurs in realising their growth ambitions. With substantial financial resources and industry expertise, Waterland enables its portfolio companies to achieve accelerated growth both organically and through acquisitions.
„Clearwater International was very helpful in getting this exciting transaction done. Based on the superior credit characteristics and market standing of Horn & Company, we were able to attract a powerful debt partner for the planned growth trajectory of the company.“ – Sebastian Kloss, Investment Manager, Waterland Private Equity
„It was a pleasure to assist Waterland in this acquisition to create a top-class strategic consultancy firm as a platform for growth.“ – Dr. Heinrich Kerstien, Managing Partner, Clearwater International