Shortlists revealed for 2019 Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards

Shortlists revealed for 2019 Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards

The shortlists have been revealed for Insider's 2019 Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards, which celebrate the region's pre-eminent corporate finance advisers, law firms and funding providers.

The awards will be presented at a black tie dinner on 21 November at New Dock Hall, Leeds.

Members of the corporate finance community have put forward their votes for the top advisers, firms and deals.

The headline sponsor for the event is Fairstone Group. Bibby Financial Services, DLA Piper, Henderson Insurance Brokers, MarktoMarket, Michael Page, Shawbrook Bank, Stewarts Law, ThinCats, Wyelands Bank and HSBC are also sponsors.

The shortlists are:

Deal of the Year (up to £5m)
Investment in Helix Tool Company by MRO+ Solutions and Cairngorm Capital Partners (Dow Schofield Watts, Walker Morris, PwC, JLT, Barclays Bank)
Sale of Magic Rock Brewing to Lion (KPMG, Eversheds Sutherland)
Enact acquisition of Redhall Networks (Womble Bond Dickinson, Squire Patton Boggs, Grant Thornton, Tax Advisory Partnership, Gateley)
Investment in Technikraft by PHD Equity Partners (DWF, Dow Schofield Watts, RSM)
Acquisition of Washstation by Solingen Private Equity (Grant Thornton, Hill Dickinson)

Deal of the Year (between £5m - £25m)
Buy-In Management Buyout of Star Brands funded by Mobeus (Dow Schofield Watts, Freeths, Squire Patton Boggs, Schofield Sweeney, Pinsent Masons, RSM, BDO, Barclays Bank)
Investment in Crisp Thinking by Baird Capital (Eversheds Sutherland, DWF, Grant Thornton)
Acquisition of Fleet Europe by Fleetondemand (Gateley, BGF, KPMG, Freeths)
Operam Education Group investment from BGF and acquisitions of Teachers UK and The Education Specialists (Dow Schofield Watts, Ward Hadaway, Gordons, HSBC Bank UK, Pinsent Masons, Keebles)
Investment in Infinity Works by Growth Capital Partners (Addleshaw Goddard, Cavu Corporate Finance, PwC, Murray Harcourt)

Deal of the Year (£25m+)
£265m acquisition of Premier Technical Services Group plc by Macquarie Group (KPMG Corporate Finance, Pinsent Masons, Numis Securities,  Rothschild & Co, EY, Eversheds Sutherland)
£162m acquisition of Deep Sea Electronics by Caledonia Investments (Caledonia Investments, Addleshaw Goddard, GCA Altium, Park Place Corporate Finance, Squire Patton Boggs,PwC, Lloyds Banking Group, Wyvern Partners)
£60m Investment in AFI-Uplift by Pricoa Private Capital and acquisition of Facelift (GB) (Dow Schofield Watts, Deloitte, Addleshaw Goddard, Squire Patton Boggs, Freeths, KPMG, Pricoa Private Capital, SRC Corporate Finance, ASB Law)
£75m SimplyBiz acquisition of Defaqto (Eversheds Sutherland, Park Place Corporate Finance, Yorkshire Bank, RBS, Zeus Capital, BDO)
£74.5m Endless acquisition of Menzies Distribution (Walker Morris, KPMG, EY, Fox Lloyd Jones)

Exit of the Year
Rutland Partners exit from AFI-Uplift (Dow Schofield Watts, Deloitte, Addleshaw Goddard, Squire Patton Boggs, Freeths, KPMG, Pricoa Private Capital)
Maven Capital Partners exit from GEV Group (Maven Capital Partners, KPMG, Pinsent Masons, Grant Thornton, EY)
Endless exit of O&H Vehicle Technology (Endless, Walker Morris, Park Place Corporate Finance, BDO, Eversheds Sutherland)
£265m sale of Premier Technical Services Group plc to Macquarie Group (KPMG Corporate Finance, Pinsent Masons, Numis Securities, Rothschild & Co, EY, Eversheds Sutherland)
Exit of Deep Sea Electronics by Ed Sheader and Stan Archer (Caledonia Investments, Addleshaw Goddard, GCA Altium, Park Place Corporate Finance, Squire Patton Boggs, PwC, Lloyds Banking Group, Wyvern Partners)

National/International Deal of the Year
£300m sale of Kentucky Fried Chicken (Great Britain) Limited franchises (Eversheds Sutherland)
The simultaneous management buyout of Stewart Travel and acquisition of Canterbury Travel (Castle Square Corporate Finance, Zachary Asset Holdings, HSBC Bank UK)
Sale of Mangar Health to Winncare Group by YFM Equity Partners (KPMG, Addleshaw Goddard)
BGF investment in Red Industries and acquisition of Environmental Resource Group (Castle Square Corporate Finance, HSBC Bank UK, Dow Schofield Watts, Wake Smith Solicitors, Keebles)
Sale of Pirtek Europe to PNC Riverarch Capital by The Halifax Group (Addleshaw Goddard)

Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year
Dow Schofield Watts
KPMG Corporate Finance
Rothschild & Co
Mazars
Castle Square Corporate Finance

Transaction Support Services Award
Deloitte
KPMG Transaction Services
BDO
EY
PwC

Bank of the Year
NatWest
Yorkshire Bank
Lloyds Banking Group
HSBC Bank UK

Corporate Law Firm of the Year
Eversheds Sutherland
Freeths
Walker Morris
Addleshaw Goddard
Squire Patton Boggs

Private Equity House of the Year
Endless
BGF
Enact SME Fund

Community Award
Clarion
Chris Dale, Mazars
Gateley
Jeremy Thomas, Deloitte
PwC

Dealmaker of the Year
Kevan Shaw, Castle Square Corporate Finance
Paul Mann, Squire Patton Boggs
Roger Esler, Dow Schofield Watts
Giles Taylor, KPMG
Richard Hunt, Addleshaw Goddard

Emerging Dealmaker of the Year
Paul Denvers, Enact SME Fund, Endless
David Keenan, Nimbus Private Equity
Paul Herriott, Dow Schofield Watts
Ben Taylor, KPMG
Sarah Harrison, Clarion

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