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Browne Jacobson corporate lawyer wins dealmaker of the year award

10 May 2013

Gavin Cummings, corporate finance partner at Browne Jacobson, was presented with the Insider East Midlands Dealmaker of the Year Award 2013.

The award is presented to the corporate finance professional that has demonstrated outstanding dealmaking success across the East Midlands.

In picking up the award Gavin beat a high calibre shortlist which included corporate finance specialists from LDC, KPMG, Gateley, Clearwater Corporate Finance and Dains.

Gavin, who is also head of Business Services at Browne Jacobson, has played a pivotal advisory role on some of the regions standout deals including the Bowmark Capital backed secondary buy-out of CARE Fertility Group, Bestport Ventures investment in Oracle Care Limited, Japanese trader Itochus acquisition of Nottinghamshire-based Quantum Clothing Group, the LDC-backed MBO of Dale Power Solutions and the £31m takeover of Nottinghamshire windows and conservatory group Synseal in 2010 which was also awarded the Deal of the Decade at the 2013 awards.

Widely regarded as one of the regions high profile corporate finance lawyers, Gavin has extensive experience of buy-outs and international M & A, acting for both management and equity providers. He is also recognised as a leading individual in Legal 500 2012 and Chambers UK 2012.

The firms corporate finance team has also had another outstanding year having completed more than 100 transactions with a deal value exceeding £750m in 2012.

Iain Blatherwick, Managing Partner of Browne Jacobson, said:

"We are absolutely delighted for Gavin that he has picked up the award. It is always a special honour when you are nominated by your peers. His success is thoroughly deserved and reflects the hard work he, along with support from a first rate corporate finance team, has put in over the last year in what continue to be challenging economic conditions."

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