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  • Twenty-five deals in five months for award-winning corporate team


    hlw Keeble Hawson’s corporate department has further accelerated its deals momentum by completing 25 deals in the first five months of the year.

    The milestone coincides with the 14-strong team scooping a prestigious dealmakers award – completing 56 mergers and acquisitions in the qualifying period.

    The wealth of transactions included representing Chesterfield-based Capital Refactories Ltd on its purchase of refactory product manufacturer, Pymetric Refactories Ltd, which is located in Middlesbrough.

    The firm’s managing partner Paul Trudgill, also provided strategic advice to Cooper Brown Enterprises Ltd on acquiring a significant interest in CNC engineering specialist, BG Engineering Ltd, based in Chesterfield.

    Along with advising HSBC Bank plc on funding WSG Provalve Ltd’s acquisition of Leeds-based independent valve repair specialist, Provalve Ltd, the team represented BHP Chartered Accountants in its merger with specialist cloud-based accounting practice, Atkinson Consulting, in Buckinghamshire.

    hlw Keeble Hawson managing partner, Paul Trudgill, said: “As one of Yorkshire’s leading M&A teams we have repeatedly demonstrated our strength in depth and expertise across the region’s key sectors including advanced manufacturing and the creative and digital industries. We have a strong pipeline of deals for the rest of 2017.”

    The corporate team includes highly experienced dealmakers Matt Ainsworth, partner and Michael Hall, associate who joined the firm earlier this year from a national firm.