19th May 2022
TheBusinessDesk has announced that Walker Morris has been shortlisted for ‘Legal Team of the Year’ in the annual Rainmaker Awards as well as being named as legal adviser in the nominations for the Private Equity Deal of the Year, Private Markets Deal of the Year, M&A Deal of the Year and Small Cap Deal of the Year.
In addition, Oliver Duke has been shortlisted for the ‘Rising Star of the Year’ award which reflects his role in a number of major corporate deals and in actively promoting the region on the international stage through his memberships of the IBA (International Bar Association), ACG (the Association of Corporate Growth) and AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers).
These latest nominations reinforce the Team’s presence in the deals market and their involvement in a number of the region’s major deals including: Endless’ recent sale of Karro Food Group and acquisition of carpet and flooring specialist SIG, LDC’s investment in Team17 and the acquisition of Giffen Holdings by Renew Holdings plc.
Earlier this year the Bloomberg deals market report ranked Walker Morris as the 12th most active law firm in the UK in terms of mid-market deals up to $250 million and joint 13th in the UK mid-market for deals up to $500 million for 2016.
Head of Corporate John Hamer said:
“We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for these awards which recognise the success delivered by the Team. Being shortlisted for the ‘Legal Team of the Year’ highlights how active the whole Walker Morris corporate finance team has been over the last 12 months and recognises our involvement in some of the most high profile deals in the region. Oliver’s nomination as ‘Rising Star of the Year’ is well deserved and it is pleasing that his efforts have been recognised by the wider community.