Back in Business: strong uptick in M&A activity for local law firms

The Corporate teams at Lancashire’s Napthens LLP and Manchester’s Brabners have both seen a marked increase in M&A activity for H1 of 2021, with both set to far exceed the number and value of deals during the Pandemic-stricken 2020.

Napthens advised on 24 transactions, with a deal value of £210m in the first half of this year, which compares to to 32 transactions across the whole of 2020 and 28 transactions in 2019.

Notable transactions include the acquisition of vaping manufacturer and retailer The Vapouriz Group by e-liquid manufacturer Flavour Warehouse Limited, and the disposal of national roofing merchant Rinus Roofing Supplies Limited to The CUPA Group.

Brabners concluded on more than 40 transactions in H1, totalling over £350m, which almost equals its entire performance for 2020, in which 46 deals were concluded.

Notable transactions included Begbies Traynor Group‘s acquisition of David Rubin & Partners and the sale of Liverpool workforce management supplier MSite to Sweden’s Infobric Group.

Tech and healthcare accounted for a sizable portion of Brabners’ deals.

Rowan Executive Search regularly works on senior mandates for both privately owned and PE-backed SMEs with acquisitive growth strategies. Directors Johnathan Massey and Mark Fahy bring first-hand industry experience in deal origination and corporate finance advisory, and are ideally placed to advise these businesses.

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