Clarity has been a leading M&A advisor for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors for over a decade. Headquartered in Europe, with offices in London and Sydney, as well as New York City and Boston (through our partnership with JEGI), we have a strong and growing global presence.
We provide clients with a global network of prospective buyers and senior decision-makers, as well as vast industry knowledge, perspective and intelligence. This affords our clients seamless access to deep market insights and a wealth of M&A experience, enabling us to deliver them great results.
We share our clients’ passion and ambition: for what they’ve achieved, the future they’re building and the industry in which they work.
As the global nature of the media and technology businesses has grown, so has the need for Clarity to build an international footprint. Having worked alongside JEGI, a New York-based M&A specialist working in the same sectors as Clarity, on a number of deals, we have built upon a shared foundation and can-do attitude that maximises value for clients. With JEGI, we have created a powerful strategic partnership to drive global growth and bring an international reach that will benefit both firms and clients alike.
The team at Clarity bring a consistent set of values to everything we do. We act with integrity at all times, putting our clients first. We consider every decision through the lens of how it furthers our clients’ commercial objectives. We see ourselves as advisors, not brokers. We are committed to excellence through the continual development of best practice. And we act as a team, not as individuals, and with respect at all times. These values drive great outcomes for our clients and the ongoing success of our business.
Europe has been a global centre of innovation within the media, information, marketing and technology sectors for many centuries, from the printing press to computing and the internet and everything in between. This innovation has been borne out of the entrepreneurial spirit that defines not only these sectors but also Clarity’s own approach. The team has a real passion for the sectors in which we are active, with a thirst for knowledge that enables the team to provide an informed view for clients.
“Clarity and JEGI’s network and impressive knowledge of the digital content production and post production space were instrumental in helping Framestore find the right partner and deliver the shareholders a fantastic outcome. They helped navigate a complex process, providing service and advice of the highest calibre whilst truly understanding the meaning of teamwork and collaboration. I am delighted for both our exiting and new investors and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone considering using their services.”Sir William Sargent, CEO, Framestore
“Clarity were instrumental in making the transaction happen.”Nick Oldfield, CFO, Computershare
“Clarity did an excellent job for us. Getting the deal over the line required both cast-iron technical capabilities as well as highly effective communication and negotiation skills. Their advice was always straightforward and to the point. They are a real pleasure to work with and the outcome is a great result for all parties involved.”David Kershaw, CEO, M&C Saatchi
“Clarity were central to the successful completion of our discussions with DDB. Their focus, discipline, thoroughness and stamina kept all those concerned on a clear path and allowed us to continue running a successful business when we could have been distracted. Their advice was both realistic and inspiring and their energetic and driven approach is underpinned by impressive commercial expertise.”James Murphy, CEO, adam&eve/DDB
“Clarity were key in making this transaction happen. The energy was there from start to finish. In addition, dealing and talking with the team on almost a daily basis made us feel they were part of our organization. We all valued their advice and opinion from start to finish.”Nicholas Rey, CFO, Dentsu Network West
“Clarity and JEGI took great trouble to really understand our business before preparing a deal process strategy. They have managed a complex process with multiple bidders in a thorough, methodical and highly professional manner. I am delighted with the outcome for both our exiting and new investors. Thanks in large part to Clarity and JEGl, our business is well positioned for the next phase of growth.”Neil Thackray, CEO, Briefing Media
“JEGI and Clarity proved to be great advisors, as well as great bankers. Their level of preparation and consultative approach made a big difference. And the quality of their work and advice during the process was even more impressive.”André Lejeune, Chairman & CEO, Selligent
“The Clarity team did an excellent job advising on all aspects of our deal, closing a very important transaction for us on a tight timeline and getting us a great result. Personally I very much valued their pragmatic and insightful advice throughout the process and loved working with them.”Helen James, CEO, Investis