Opportunities in the credit markets of Asia outside Japan – in aggregate, third largest in the world behind the United States and Japan – are being driven both by regional economic growth and pressure on financial institutions to reduce the percentage of non-performing loans on their balance sheets.

Clearwater Capital Partners provides investors with access to a full spectrum of special-situation investments in public and private debt or equity of local, Asia-region issuers. In doing so, Clearwater also assists owners and management, particularly of the region's often capital-constrained small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to create financial and operating restructurings that will allow their companies to succeed. In addition, by facilitating these successful restructurings, the firm has become a valuable and trusted resource to the region's banks, brokers and other business intermediaries.

From its inception in 2001, Clearwater has expanded its activities to six global locations, including locally staffed offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, Mumbai, Seoul and New York. The breadth of the targeted investment market and Clearwater's established and experienced "on-the-ground" presence makes it possible for the firm to source, develop and capture value in diverse opportunities across capital structures that include but are not limited to

  • investments in post-restructured or operationally sound public and private companies that are undervalued or poorly capitalized due to their inaccessibility to capital,
  • financial restructurings,
  • operational turnarounds and
  • portfolios, pools and individual non-performing loans.