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Higgs' Corporate team on the shortlist for top annual awards

15th August 2017

Higgs' Corporate team on the shortlist for top annual awards

Higgs & Sons has been shortlisted for major honours in the annual Insider Midlands Dealmakers Awards.

The accolades recognise excellence in mergers and acquisitions professionals, with the law firm being shortlisted for four awards: Corporate Law Firm of the year, SME Deal of the Year, International Deal of the Year and Deal of the Year.

Higgs & Sons was named Corporate Law Firm of the year in 2013 and has been shortlisted for the title for the past three years.

Nick Taylor, Head of Corporate, said: “It has been a tremendous year for Higgs & Sons and to be shortlisted in such strong categories is great news.

“Awards such as these highlight the work of individuals within the firm which contribute to our ongoing success. We are especially delighted to be shortlisted yet again for corporate law firm of the year.”

The awards evening will be held on Thursday, September 14, at the Hilton Birmingham with the winners being announced on the night.

The firm’s entry for SME Deal of the Year focused on its work to advise the shareholders of First Choice Group, the UK’s number one supplier of spare parts for the catering industry on its acquisition by PT Holdings LLC, the parent company of Chicago-based Parts Town.

The Higgs & Sons team of advisers was led by Susheel Gupta and Jamie Partington with Nathan Gray, supported by the Employment, Property, Commercial, Tax and Private Client teams.

A complicated global deal was put forward as the entry for the International Deal of the Year in which Higgs & Sons’ Corporate team advised the shareholders of long-term client Westbridge Foods on a sale to Thai-based global food producer and supplier, Charoen Popkhand Foods plc (CP Foods). The Higgs team was led by Nick Taylor with Corporate Associate Jamie Partington and Katie Willems, who worked across several international territories to successfully complete the deal.

The £35million private equity backed MBO of Solihull communications technology firm Wavenet has been shortlisted for the Deal of the Year award. The Higgs & Sons team, led by Richard Griffiths with Corporate Associate Jody Webb acted on this transaction and Wavenet’s three subsequent acquisitions including that of its North West rival, Talk Internet and Swains plc.

 

 

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