John Hamer scoops Yorkshire Business Insider – Dealmaker of the Year Award

Walker Morris Partner, John Hamer, at the Yorkshire Business Insider Awards Print news article

22/11/2013

John Hamer,  Head of Corporate at law firm Walker Morris, won two awards at last night’s Yorkshire Business Insider Dealmakers Awards, including the coveted ‘Dealmaker of the Year Award’.

John was also presented Insider’s ‘Corporate Lawyer of the Year Award’ in recognition of his role in many of the region’s key deals and the long-standing relationships he has built with his clients.  During his career, which spans over 20 years, he has earned a reputation for his hands on approach and for taking time to understand his clients’ businesses.

The awards recognise the leading figures in the Yorkshire dealmaking community and were presented by Insider’s editor Richard Abbott, in front of an audience of 550 at New Dock Hall.

Commenting on the awards John Hamer said:

“The Walker Morris Corporate Group has been very busy over the last 18 months and these awards are really a testament to our terrific client base and to the fantastic efforts which have been made by the whole Corporate Group with great support from specialist across the firm.  We are looking forward with confidence to 2014 as the M&A market continues to improve.”

John has been involved in a number of deals throughout the year including advising: Hargreaves on their £42 million fundraising by way of a share placing; Xercise4Less on a £5million investment from BGF; and NorthEdge Capital on its investment in Help-Link Limited.

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