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Watson Burton’s Corporate Team take home two Insider Dealmaker Awards

01 Oct 19
At the North East Dealmakers Awards Dinner held on 26 September we were ecstatic to be awarded Corporate Law Firm of the Year and are extremely proud that Solicitor, Kirsty Adamson, was awarded Emerging Dealmaker of the Year.

The prestigious awards ceremony held at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead and compered by comedian Mark Watson brought together the North East region’s corporate finance firms, banks, funders, private equity houses and individuals that have excelled in dealmaking – and we were delighted to be amongst them.

Following a very successful year the corporate team were rewarded with the firm being revealed as Corporate Law Firm of the Year after working on 116 deals during the qualifying period. Highlights include the sale of Wear Inns to Aprirose Real Estate Investment, advising NVM Private Equity on a £1.5m investment in Newcells Biotech as well as the Palatine Private Equity-backed MBO of Lucion Services; and the MBO of GadCap from nVent.

Kirsty Adamson is a technically skilled and highly competent solicitor in our Corporate team and can now add Emerging Dealmaker of the Year to her impressive credentials. The award is in response to her successful completion of 31 deals during the qualifying period, worth an aggregate of around £90m. Deal highlights include the sale of Blackett Walker Ltd to Sanlam Planning Holdings UK and the investment in Total Recycling Services by BGF.

We would like to congratulate the corporate team and Kirsty for their hard work and professionalism.