News / 02.07.2018

Dealmakers reign at Industry Awards

An incredible year of dealmaking for our clients was recognised at TheBusinessDesk’s annual Rainmaker Awards in June with our corporate finance stable taking home half of the awards on the night.

An exceptional year for Equistone saw them awarded Private Equity Exit of the Year, while Senior Partner Steve O’Hare was named Rainmaker of the Year. 
It has been a pleasure working with Steve and the Equistone team. The firm was recognised for selling Concept Life Sciences to Spectris for £163m, and we have also worked with Steve on the £250m sale of global travel company Travel Counsellors to Vitruvian which is set to accelerate its next growth phase.

Another successful year for NorthEdge Capital saw the firm pick up Private Equity Team of the Year as well as the Rising Star award. High profile exits have included the sale of IT solutions provider Jigsaw24 to Alcuin Capital Partners achieving a 3.1x return and DW3 to US-listed Masonite International Corporation resulting in a 3.1x return.

Huge congratulations to the team at GCA Altium who collected the Corporate Finance Team of the Year accolade – the global investment bank has gone from strength to strength in the last 12 months, recently completing six deals worth over £1bn in just two weeks.
To see the full list of winners, click here.

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