• Insider Media’s annual Dealmakers Awards are one of the most sought-after accolades in the corporate finance advisory community, celebrating the most successful and influential deals across the legal, accountancy, banking and funding communities.

    This year the team at Brachers has been nominated for Corporate Law Firm of the Year, Deal of the Year (transaction value £10 million+) and Private Equity/ Venture Capital Deal of the Year. Corporate Partner Claire Williams has also been nominated in the Corporate Lawyer of the Year category.

    The Corporate Law Firm of the Year category highlights the law firm which has acted on the most inspiring deals to acquire, sell or raise finance for businesses. This year Brachers adopted innovative and more agile ways of working in response to the pandemic, enabling the firm to progress a number of high value and high profile deals despite the challenging economic climate. This included acting as legal advisors on the sale of long-standing client Systems Technology to DMC Cantoec, for which the team has been nominated in the Deal of the Year £10m+ category and advising on the £15 million investment in anti-plastic pollution disruptor, Polymateria Limited, which earned them their nomination in the Private Equity/ Venture Capital Deal of the Year category.

    Partner Claire Williams’ shortlisting in the Corporate Lawyer of the Year category reflects her involvement in a number of high profile deals including the purchase of The Roberto Group Limited by Colour Wovens Limited, rescuing it from administration, the sale of Chertsey Road Limited to Character IB Limited and the management buyout of international Fin-Tech business Clear Treasury Group Limited. Claire specialises in mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts, restructures and joint ventures, as well as banking and finance.

    Joanna Worby, Managing Partner, said: “Our Corporate and Commercial team has worked extremely hard this year to continue supporting clients to achieve their strategic ambitions; even in the face of adversity the team has continued to ensure clients remain at the heart of everything they do. I am very pleased that their efforts have been recognised in the shortlists for these prestigious awards.”

    James Bullock, Partner and Head of Corporate, said: “To be nominated for four awards this year is testament to the hard work, resilience and strength of our team in what has been one of the most challenging years for business. We completely adapted our way of working to ensure we were able to maintain our service standards and we are delighted this has paid off in enabling us to successfully complete a number of strategically and financially important deals for the clients we work with.”

    Winners of the South East Dealmakers Awards will be announced at an event at the Copthorne Hotel on 17 June 2021.

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