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Deal activity soars

Our corporate team saw a dramatic increase in deal activity in 2018.

  • 108% increase in transaction activity
  • 163% increase in deal value

They advised on over 70 transactions worth over £270m, including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and forms of equity finance both nationally and internationally.

Adrian Ballam, Corporate Partner commented “Looking back, 2018 (the firm’s 20th anniversary) appears to have been the year when the business world stirred and finally decided to do all of the things it had been putting off for some time.  The firm as a whole, and particularly our corporate department, have been very busy and, given the size of the team, we were well placed to take advantage of this upward curve.  This is borne out in the figures, which clearly reflect a very busy and successful year”.  

Fellow Corporate Partner, Steven Millward added, “Our corporate team is now twenty strong, including eight partners, so we have the strength in depth and experience to service all types of transactions.  2019 promises more uncertain times with Brexit on the horizon, but we approach this year with momentum and optimism. We have already completed a couple of transactions in 2019, getting the year off to a positive start”.

The firm’s corporate team, which is now one of the largest corporate teams in the region, boasts 20 lawyers based from its three offices in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield.

The team is the ‘go to’ firm for corporates and individuals looking for an alternative to the larger national firms, where value, expertise and speed are a priority. Known for their ability to tackle complex and demanding matters, deal highlights in 2018 included: the sale of Royal Armouries International plc to The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, advising C4X Discovery Holdings plc on its £10.4 million fundraise and EMIS Group plc on its acquisitions of Dovetail Digital Limited and its outstanding minority stake in RX Systems.

Adrian Ballam and Steven Millward, Corporate Partners at Schofield Sweeney

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