Walker Morris continues to rank high in M&A deal activity

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07/08/2017

Walker Morris has been recognised as one of the most active legal corporate deals advisers in Yorkshire and Humber by the volume and value of its M&A deal activity for the first half of 2017 according to a recent report from Experian.

In the first half of 2017 Walker Morris ranked second with an aggregate deal value of approximately £190 million. The Firm was also ranked by Experian as the joint top most active M&A legal adviser for 2016.

John Hamer, Head of Corporate, commented:

“We are pleased to have been recognised once again as one of the region’s most active legal corporate deal advisers. Our ranking is a testament to the hard work and commitment that the Corporate Team put into ensuring every transaction is a success with great support from other specialist areas across the Firm. Following a strong 2016 for the Team, we are now looking forward to the same success in the rest of 2017.”

According to the report, there were a total of 227 transactions in Yorkshire and Humber with a sharp increase in year-on-year deal values from £1.7bn announced in H1 2016 to £2.8bn confirmed so far in 2017.

The Corporate Team has also recently been shortlisted in the 2017 Yorkshire Legal Awards for the Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year award.

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