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A strong six months of deals
  • Published:
    08 August
  • Area of Law:
    Deals, Firm news

A strong six months of deals

Shakespeare Martineau is delighted to be listed as a Top 20 legal firm in the Experian 2017 UK & Ireland M&A league tables for the first half of 2017.

The firm has seen a good number of deals go through for the first half of 2017 and are pleased the work they’ve been doing and reputation they’ve built up in this space is being reflected in these national league tables. The firm also ranked in the Top 10 in the Midlands for in both value and volume and 7th in value size in the East of England.

Keith Spedding, Corporate Partner at Shakespeare Martineau commented: “Although deals are taking longer to complete, there is a healthy pipeline of activity among the business community at the moment for transactions of all shapes and sizes.

There is a recognition from the UK corporate market that they need to continue with plans and not hold off until Brexit negotiations become clearer. Failing to act on plans will lead to stagnating corporates and a sluggish economy.

The results of the Experian data show that we are gaining market share at a time when the overall amount of deals taking place is declining and we’ll continue to build on this very positive start for the remainder of the year and beyond. The fact our average deal size is increasing also represents our growing presence in the mid market.”

A selection of deals from Shakespeare Marteau in 2017 include:
  • Advising on the disposal of leading service charge consultancy Profile Consultancy on its disposal to Bellrock.
  • Advising, national architectural practice, ADP on the change to an employee ownership structure.
  • Advising Ansell Limited, a global leader in protection solutions, on the acquisition of Nitritex Limited.

For more information about our latest deals view our deals news section.

A strong six months of deals

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