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South: Solent Deals Awards 2018 finalists announced

By Dan Teuton
2 May 2018
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The judging panel has decided on the shortlist of finalists for the Solent Deals Awards, which takes place at Hilton at Ageas Bowl, Southampton on June 7.

The winners of each category will be announced on the night. The three deal of the year categories will be voted on by the audience, and their votes will be added to the judges’ votes to decide the winners.

Judges assessed a total of 636 entries – a record number – for the prestigious awards, the highlight of the local corporate finance calendar.

 

The finalists are:

 

Private Equity Firm – sponsored by Taylor Made Computer Solutions

Business Growth Fund

LDC

Meridian Growth Capital

  

Lawyer of the Year – sponsored by Meridian Corporate Finance

Hayley Bevis (Coffin Mew)

Steve Cole (Blake Morgan)

Sophie Eales (Trethowans)

Stephen Porter (Shoosmiths)

 

Due Diligence Team of the Year – sponsored by Clarke Willmott

BDO

Mazars

RSM

 

Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year – sponsored by Paris Smith

Michael Barcia (Meridian CF)

Rob Holmes (Wilkins Kennedy CF)

Stewart Lambert (James Cowper Kreston)

Darren Miller (Spectrum CF)

Darren Thompson (Meridian CF)

 

Law Firm of the Year – sponsored by Taylor Made Computer Solutions

Blake Morgan

Clarke Willmott

Moore Blatch

Paris Smith

Shoosmiths

Trethowans

 

Corporate Finance Team of the Year – sponsored by HSBC

BDO

James Cowper Kreston

Meridian Corporate Finance

Spectrum Corporate Finance

Wilkins Kennedy Corporate Finance

 

Bank of the Year – sponsored by Blake Morgan

HSBC

NatWest

 

Young Dealmaker (under 35) – sponsored by Coffin Mew

Chantelle Dabek (Blake Morgan)

Philip Mettam (Meridian)

Gemma Spiceley (Blake Morgan)

 

Small Deal of the Year (under £10m) – sponsored by The Business Magazine

NMT Holding BV acquisition of AB Plant Shipping

Dolphin Homes investment by BGF

Burgon & Ball sale to Venanpri Tools

Lucketts acquisitions

Oyster Marine rescue (acquisition by Richard Hadida Yachting)

Powertecnique sale to Riello UPS

 

Mid-range Deal of the Year (£10m-£50m) – sponsored by IGF

Churches Fire Security investment by Lyceum Capital

R&M Electrical Group MBO

Shorefield Holidays refinancing

The Quarr Group MBO

Tructyre sale to Michelin

 

Large Deal of the Year – sponsored by CMA Recruitment Group

Diversi Foods sale to Oetker Gruppe

ICS Cool Energy sale to Ingersoll Rand

Independent Vetcare restructure

 

Management Team of the Year – sponsored by CMA Recruitment Group

Churches Fire Security

Lucketts Travel

R&M Electrical Group

Selwood (Workdry International)

Shorefield Holidays

The Quarr Group

 

FIN-ANNOUNCED