hlw Keeble Hawson has been named Corporate Law Firm of the Year at the Sheffield City Region Dealmakers Awards 2017, which honour top dealmakers.
The firm’s 16-strong corporate team, one of the largest in the region, was the number one choice of the dealmaking community in the online nomination process – completing 56 deals in the qualifying period.
They include representing Sheffield rail depot equipment manufacturer, Mechan Group, in its sale to French rail transport specialist, CIM – a deal which also earned the firm a shortlisting in the National/International Deal of the Year category.
With a wealth of expertise spanning corporate finance and private equity transactions, joint ventures, company reorganisations along with MBOs and MBIs, hlw Keeble Hawson acted for the seller in the sale of the Umbrella Company. This deal was shortlisted for Mid-Market Deal of the Year award.
The practice was also nominated in this category where it acted for the funders of the management team of Sheffield-based healthtech firm, UK Medical, which employs 35 people, in an MBO.
hlw Keeble Hawson managing partner, Paul Trudgill, said: “To win Corporate Law Firm of the Year and be shortlisted in two further categories is powerful acknowledgment of our dealmakers’ depth and breadth of talent, experience and commitment.
“We are honoured to be bringing home this highly coveted trophy which will further enhance our status as one of the region’s top dealmaking firms.”
The corporate team includes esteemed dealmakers Matt Ainsworth, partner, and Michael Hall, associate, who have amassed a reputation for scooping high-profile deal accolades.
For more information on the Sheffield City Region Dealmakers Awards 2017, visit https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/yorkshire/sheffield-city-region-dealmakers-honoured-at-insider-awards