Solent Deals Awards 2013: The finalists are announced

The finalists have been announced for the Solent Deals Awards 2013, which takes place at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton on June 6th. Find out how to book tickets here

Judges met to sift through more than 200 nominations and debate which firms and individuals had made an impact in the region’s corporate finance market in the previous 12-month period.

All the winners will be unveiled at the event next month. The Deal and Dealmaker categories will be voted on by the audience from the shortlisted list below, using voting keypads.


Corporate Finance Team

  • Meridian Corporate Finance
  • RSM Tenon
  • Spectrum Corporate Finance


Corporate Finance Adviser

  • Michael Barcia (Meridian)
  • Simon Davies (Spectrum)
  • Darren Miller (RSM Tenon)


Law Firm

  • Blake Lapthorn
  • Bond Pearce
  • Paris Smith
  • Shoosmiths



  • Nick Gent (Trethowans)
  • James McNeil (Paris Smith)
  • Stephen Porter (Shoosmiths)

Management Team

  • CTC Aviation
  • Inventif RMA
  • PIMS Group
  • Raymond Brown Group


Private Equity Firm

  • Inflexion Private Equity
  • NVM Private Equity
  • Vine Street Capital



  • Barclays
  • Co-operative Bank
  • HSBC
  • Santander



  • Darren Miller (RSM Tenon)
  • Darren Thompson (Meridian)


Deal of the Year (under £25m)

  • Coolmation Group – sale to Swedish private equity firm.
  • Cope Allman Jaycare – sale to Nolato AB.
  • Haystack Dryers – NVM investment for expansion.
  • Industry Media – sale to James Grant Group, backed by Gresham Private Equity.
  • Inventif RMA – acquired by NTT Data.


Deal of the Year (over £25m)

  • Ageas Bowl – sale & leaseback plus development funding.
  • CTC Aviation – management buyout backed by Inflexion PE.
  • PIMS Environmental Services – sale to Xylem Water Solutions.