28 January 2019

Burges Salmon has overcome a cooling M&A climate in the UK’s South West to claim the joint lead in deal volumes for 2018, as reported in the Francis Clark South West Corporate Finance Review 2018.

While most firms on the table reported reduced numbers from the previous year, with overall deal volumes in the region falling by 12 per cent, Burges Salmon saw a significant increase in the number of local deals it delivered for its clients. 

Richard Spink, head of Corporate Finance at Burges Salmon, says: “This forms part of what has been a busy year working internationally, nationally and also locally. We’re very pleased to have had so much involvement in local transactions this year as we are committed to the region. Against a backdrop of lower reported deal volumes, we’ve seen increased activity in the region across core sectors such as energy, transport, financial services, technology and others, many with a significant international component.”

The firm also leapt 10 places since 2017 to be ranked second for corporate transaction volumes in the Experian UK and Republic of Ireland M&A Review.

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