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Browne Jacobson strengthens Birmingham corporate team

6 December 2012

The Birmingham office of national law firm Browne Jacobson has grown its corporate team with the appointment of associate Mike Jackson.

Mike joins the firms 20-strong corporate finance team in the Midlands from DLA Piper, where he was a corporate associate. Prior to that, Mike spent four years in the corporate team at Wragge & Co.

With more than six years experience of corporate transactions, Mike specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and joint ventures. He has advised individuals, finance houses, PLCs and multi-national corporations in a range of sectors, including technology, food and drink and business services. Mike has strengthened the teams international capability, having acted on several large scale international deals with deal values exceeding £350m.

The appointment follows a successful 2011-12 for Browne Jacobson which saw the firms turnover rise by 17 to a record £41.3m and was been delivered without acquisition or merger.

Browne Jacobsons award winning corporate finance teams clients include both major national and international corporates, mid market and public sector organisations, investment houses and private individuals.

In 2011-12 the team advised on over 70 transactions with an aggregate value in excess of £700 million, across a wide range of business sectors. In the West Midlands the team acted, on amongst other deals, LDCs investment in Angel Springs Limited - the largest independent water cooler service provider in the UK.

Roger Birchall, Corporate Finance Partner in Birmingham, commented:

"Mikes arrival will strengthen the teams private equity, venture capital and mergers and acquisition offering in the West Midlands. Its great to have him on board and we are confident that his experience in transactional work will be real asset to our growing regional, national and international client base."

Mike Jackson added:

"I am delighted to be joining Browne Jacobson. Its a fantastic corporate team with a great offering to private and public sector clients. The one firm approach and the growing team and client base here in the West Midlands make it a very exciting time to join."

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