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Most active M&A advisers in first half of 2018 revealed


The most active merger and acquisition (M&A) advisers during the first half of 2018 in Yorkshire and the Humber have been revealed in the latest rankings from Experian MarketIQ. During this period the number and value of deals both rose, with Yorkshire and the Humber being one of just two UK regions to experience a rise in activity year on year.

We are delighted to be recognised as the highest ranked legal adviser by volume in the region. In the first half of 2018, we were involved in 15 transactions with an aggregate consideration of £31m.

Jonathan Simms, partner in our corporate team, said: “Having grown the team to one of the largest in the region with 12 dedicated corporate lawyers, we now have the capacity to swiftly drive through an impressive number of deals. Our hard-earned reputation in the marketplace for being proactive and turning round deals quickly has attracted a healthy pipeline which we’ve been able to bring to fruition by working with the many talented corporate financiers, private equity houses and law firms that Leeds has to offer.   We have a really strong professional community here in Yorkshire and I believe that it is only getting stronger as we work together more effectively to move transactions through the system, taking advantage of the current healthy appetite for deals.”

Yorkshire and Humber-based businesses were involved in 7.9 per cent of all UK deals, and contributed 8.5 per cent of their total value over the year. To read a full write on the results please visit The Business Desk.