Muckle sweeping shortlist success in Dealmakers awards

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We are excited to announce that both our team and our client’s deals have secured nine nominations, across every available category, in the Insider North East Dealmakers Awards 2021.

Corporate Law Firm of the Year Award

Insider Media have published the list of shortlisted deals today and we are in the running, once again, for the prestigious Corporate Law Firm of the Year Award. We’re up against stiff competition but hope to build on our previous eight wins and secure a ninth!

Corporate Lawyer of the Year Award

We also have two corporate partners shortlisted in the Corporate Lawyer of the Year category, with leading dealmakers Sarah Forster and Matthew Walsh making the list.

PE/VC Capital Deal of the Year Award

In the Private Equity/Venture Capital Deal of the Year category our work on the investment in Newcells Biotech by Northstar Ventures and Mercia makes the list.

Deal of the Year Sub-£10m Award

We’ve two nominations in the Deal of Year sub-£10m category with the Acquisition of Stirling Solutions by Mandata Group on the list alongside the Acquisition of Classic Windows NE by Premier Roof Systems.

Deal of the Year Above £10m Award

In the Deal of the Year above-£10m category we get three nominations. The Kitwave IPO, the Acquisition of Hyperdrive Innovation and BorgWarner Gateshead by Turntide Transport and the Sale of It’s All Good to Valeo Foods all get a mention.

Philip Cunliffe, Insider’s regional business editor, said: “This has been an exceptional year for the North East’s corporate finance community and the businesses they support and advise.

“The sheer quality of the shortlists I think brilliantly reflects the strength and excellence of the professional community in the region. Each award category had very high-quality submissions and made selecting the shortlists extremely difficult for the judges.”

The winners of all the awards – including Dealmaker of the Year, sponsored by Muckle LLP – will be unveiled at the annual North East Dealmakers Awards Dinner which takes place at The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead on 16 September 2021. The names of this year’s judges will also be revealed.

The full list of those nominated can be found on the Insider North East website.

Andrew Davison OBE, head of our corporate team said: “To see so much of our work recognised by Insider’s independent judging panel is testament to the hard work of our team in what has been another challenging year.

“That the deals market remains resilient is thanks in no short order to the entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit that exists throughout the North East region.”

“We’ve worked with so many innovative clients and business partners throughout the awards period, all of whom have shared our commitment to getting deals over the line”.

“I am incredibly proud of our team whose dedication, professionalism and technical excellence is essential in providing the excellent service for which we are renowned and to get vital business done.

“Thanks should also go to our clients and contacts for their continued support, without which these achievements would not be possible”.

For further information on how our award-winning team can support your business please contact our Corporate Team on 0191 211 7777.