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Our corporate team have had their most active first quarter to date, seeing a 168% increase in transactional value completed, versus the same period in 2017.
This is a record start to our 20th anniversary year, completing 19 deals in the first 12 weeks of the year.
Our team of 15 lawyers have built a strong reputation for their expertise in structuring complex deals and excellent client service.
The run of high profile transactions began with the sale of the Royal Armouries (International) plc (RAI) to The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, in January. Corporate Partner Adrian Ballam advised the shareholders of RAI on the sale and purchase.
Adrian Ballam offers, “We are delighted to have supported the shareholders of RAI on what is a significant transaction intrinsically linked to an asset of regional and national importance. This deal demonstrates our team’s ability to deliver challenging and intricate transactions in a neat and timely fashion. I am very proud of our team.”
Other transactions include advising Airedale on their funding package with HSBC, The Business Growth Fund’s investment into Northern Escalator Installations, Millers Oils’ purchase of Fuel Additive Science Technologies (FAST) and Mobile Tornado plc’s £1.35m AIM listing.
“We are experiencing record levels of activity at the moment and involved with some very interesting and noteworthy transactions. This is a product of the level of confidence in the market and the drivers in the economy. I am pleased that our investment in people and facilities have allowed us to capitalise on the opportunities presented.” Said Chris Schofield, Chairman, Schofield Sweeney
Schofield Sweeney was established in 1998, with Chris Schofield and Martin Sweeney at the helm, 20 years later they are joined by over 160 staff across the three offices in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield.