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Brace of awards for Browne Jacobson at Insider East Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2022

20 May 2022

Browne Jacobson’s corporate finance team is celebrating after winning the prestigious “Corporate Law Firm of the Year’ award at this year’s East Midlands Dealmakers Awards which took place last night (19 May).

Newly promoted partner Sandra Wong was also named as ‘Emerging Dealmaker of the Year’.

In addition to the wins the team was shortlisted in numerous categories prior to the ceremony, with partner, Nigel Blackwell being nominated as “Dealmaker of the Year” and senior associate, Victoria Hustler, also being shortlisted as ‘Emerging Dealmaker of the Year’.

The team were also recognised for their work on a number of transactions including Palatine’s £53m partial exit from CET Structures to Homeserve (‘Deal of the Year (over £10m)’ category). They were also named advisors in the ‘Deal of the Year (under £10m)’ category for their work on the shortlisted Construction Testing Solutions' acquisition of Silkstone Environmental; the Growth equity investment into Alliance Transport Technologies; and the £4.5m equity investment by Foresight Group into SafeGuard Glazing Supplies.

The awards ceremony, which took place at the Nottingham Belfry, is one of the biggest dates in the region’s corporate finance calendar and showcases the achievements of some of the Midlands’ finest corporate dealmakers.

Richard Cox, Partner and Head of Corporate at Browne Jacobson commented:

“I am hugely proud that the team have again been recognised for delivering high quality commercial legal advice on a host of the region’s most high-profile transactions in the last 12 months.

“I also want to congratulate Sandra on her fantastic win. It is great to see that the wider corporate finance community has recognised her dedication and commitment. She has had an exceptionally strong year, advising some of our key clients across a broad range of sectors on deals that have had real impact on the local business market. She always works extremely hard to deliver the best possible business outcome for our clients and always looks to maximise the many opportunities that the deals market presents to our clients.

“These awards and shortlistings are testament to the drive and depth of specialist sector expertise that our team has and the long-standing collaborative client relationships we have forged. They also showcase the strength and resilience of the dealmaking market and those who operate in it.”

Browne Jacobson is ranked by Experian as one of the country’s leading corporate finance teams. It is made up of over 50 expert corporate, private equity, venture capital (VC) and banking & finance lawyers delivering multi-layered transactions across a diverse range of sectors.

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