30 October 2013

Burges Salmon has acted on the highest deals by value so far in 2013, as announced in a new report published this month by information services business Experian.

Burges Salmon was reported as one of the most active legal advisers in the south west mergers and acquisitions market, so far in 2013, acting on deals with a value of £274 million, more than any other firm.

The report goes on to note that deal volumes in the south west rose in the third quarter of 2013 with the total value standing at £399 million. Statistics from the report also show that 84 deals were completed in the region during the quarter, compared with 81 last year. Total deal values in Q3 2012 in the south west was £363 million.

Rupert Weston, a partner in Burges Salmon’s Corporate team, said: “We continue to be pleased with both the number and, more particularly, the quality of corporate transactions on which the team is acting for clients in the south west.”

Some of the deals on which the team has acted for clients in 2013 include:

  • Burges Salmon advises Falcon Property Trust on its merger with Legal & General's Industrial Property Investment Fund
  • Burges Salmon advises Cobham on its purchase of Axell Wireless for up to £85m
  • Burges Salmon advises management on £185m sale of Oasis Healthcare
  • Burges Salmon advises on sale of Crediton Dairy
  • Burges Salmon advises BGF as it backs growth for Trunki
  • FirstGroup announces sale of eight London bus depots
  • Burges Salmon seals €22.5m international deal for CPV
  • Sale of Stansted Airport

In June 2013, the firm’s Corporate team was also named as Corporate Law Firm of the Year at the Insider South West Dealmakers Awards 2013.

Key contact

Rupert Weston

Rupert Weston Partner

  • Corporate
  • Hotels
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

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