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Higgs just miss out on most active adviser top spot

18th April 2019

Higgs just miss out on most active adviser top spot

Higgs & Sons was the second most active legal adviser in the Midlands during the first quarter of 2019, up from fifth place.

The firm advised on 10 deals over the period, according to new figures released by Experian.

Across the region as a whole, 197 deals were announced during Q1, the lowest figure on record for the region since 2014.

The Experian figures are closely scrutinised by professional services and the business community, as they offer an insight into how busy a firm is at any one time.

Nick Taylor, Head of Corporate at Higgs & Sons said: “This has been an especially busy time for the corporate team at Higgs, as reflected in our second-place ranking on the activity leader board.

“We are delighted with volume and variety of deals being carried out by our expanding team, at a time when the department seems to be bucking the regional trend.”

Higgs was a new entry in the value of its deals, in at sixth with £42million.

Nick added: “2018 proved a record year for the Corporate team at Higgs, and the diverse variety and nature of the deals completed reflects the strength in depth and expertise of our offering. We have clearly started 2019 in much the same way.”

Some of the team’s publishable key deals of 2018 included:

  • Advising the key shareholders of Purity Brewing Company Limited on its investment from the Business Growth Fund
  • Acting for Palletline on its acquisition of Fast Forward Distribution
  • Acting for acquiring management on MBO of TotalKare Heavy Duty Solutions Limited
  • Advising Brownhills (now United Glass) on a £7.5m multi-tiered transaction including a BGF exit, Duke Royalty funding, an acquisition of Tufwell Glass and various equity arrangements

 

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