Transaction Services Team of the Year 2020

Year - 2020
Awarding body - Insider South East Dealmakers

Our Corporate Finance team are thrilled to be named as named Transaction Services Team of the Year at the 2020 Insider South East Dealmakers Awards!

Transaction Services Team of the Year

Commenting on our award submission, the shortlisting panel wrote:

“The Menzies team has a due diligence approach designed to add value to any transaction by providing a thorough understanding of business and market drivers. This year the team provided financial due diligence in the development capital investment into a technology company, and acted for Collard Group in the acquisition of Raymond Brown Waste Solutions.”

In addition to this, as a firm we were thrilled to have advised on three deals shortlisted in two other categories at these prestigious awards. Details as follows:

Deal of the Year (transaction size under £10m)

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Acquisition of Edge Case Games by Wargaming

The acquisition of Edge Case Games, the developer of Fractured Space, by developer and publisher Wargaming has secured 32 jobs in the South East through the creation of a new studio in Guildford. (Advisers: Charles Russell Speechlys, Menzies, Sheridans)

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Acquisition of Raymond Brown Waste Solutions to Collard Group

The acquisition of the waste solutions business out of the wider Raymond Brown Group gives Collard Group an increased territory and the ability to grow the brand and the business in new areas. (Advisers and funders: Barclays, Menzies, HCR, Blandy & Blandy, Addleshaw Goddard, Vail Williams, Quercus Corporate Finance)

Private equity/Venture Capital Deal of the Year

tech graphic blueInvestment in BusinessOptix by Naples Technology Ventures

The investment in technology company BusinessOptix saw a partial exit of shareholders which has allowed the business to increase the number of staff to expand the company’s customer base. (Advisers: Menzies, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP)
Commenting on the shortlisting, Mike Grayer, Head of Menzies Corporate Finance team, said:

“We are delighted to have won Transaction Services Team of the Year and also to be recognised in two other categories. Our corporate finance team continuously strive to go above and beyond to provide commercially astute advice to clients, investors and providers of capital. 2019 was another exceptionally busy year for us, and we are thrilled that this shortlisting reflects our dedication and hard work.”

Mike Grayer – Head of Menzies Corporate Finance Team


About the Insider South East Dealmakers Awards

As one of the most eagerly awaited events of the corporate finance calendar, the Insider South East Dealmakers Awards provides the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the corporate finance community through recognising all elements of excellence in business funding, sales and acquisitions – whilst showcasing the range of deals that have been achieved in the region.

The Insider South East Dealmakers Awards ceremony is always a big part of the year for the corporate finance community and the awards are highly respected making them very impressive and sought after accolades.

The above makes this an event that you simply must attend, and provides a great opportunity to network with the most profound professionals within the legal, accountancy and banking communities for a night of celebrating industry achievements throughout the past year.