TLT has achieved a double success in both of the deal categories at this year's South West Dealmakers Awards for both Deal of the Year and Small Deal of the Year.

The annual awards bring together lawyers, accountants, bankers and financiers to recognise the wealth of talent across the region’s corporate finance and deal-making community.

TLT was also nominated for Corporate Law Firm of the Year for the fourth year running, recognising another year of growth driven by its deal-making activity in the region over the last year, despite the challenging environment. 

The team has advised on some of the region’s most high profile transactions in the period, including advising Forthglade Foods on its secondary buyout backed by IK Investment Partners; advising Ecotricity on its partnership with Gridserve; and advising on the sale of Bristol Energy

TLT advised on the region’s ‘Deal of the Year’, supporting BTQ Limited on its US $60 million acquisition by US-based MSA Safety, as well as the ‘Small Deal of the Year’, advising Amdaris Group Limited and its shareholders on a £6m growth capital investment from BGF.

The firm’s corporate team has benefitted from senior level growth in the South West over the last year, including James Webb’s promotion to partner in January 2021 and the recruitment of legal director Dan Whitewood into the team. 

Andrew Webber, partner and head of TLT’s corporate team, said: 

“This is fantastic recognition for the team’s work with clients in the region last year. After an uncertain period at the outset due to the impact of both the pandemic and Brexit, the team has since had its busiest year, which has contributed to further growth and seen us ranked as one of the top deal advisers in the South West by Experian MarketIQ.

“We continue to advise large corporates as well as some of the UK's most exciting start-ups and fast-growth businesses and their investors on all of their corporate needs. These award wins reflect our excellent reputation as one of the most active law firms in the South West, and are welcome recognition of the continued hard work and dedication of our team for our clients.”

The winners were revealed on 15 September at a ceremony at the Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel.

Date published

16 September 2021

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