Thames Valley: 2019 Deals Awards finalists announced

From a total of over 580 nominations, judges have shortlisted the finalists for The Business Magazine’s 2019 Thames Valley Deals Awards.

Winners will be announced at the gala awards night at The Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Madejski Stadium, Reading on April 4.

The finalists are:

Private Equity Firm of the Year sponsored by HMT LLP

BGF

Connection Capital

LDC 

NVM Private Equity

YFM Equity Partners

Non-Bank Lender of the Year sponsored by Quantuma

Beechbrook Capital

Leumi ABL

PNC

ThinCats

Triplepoint

Lawyer of the Year sponsored by BDO

Andrew Peddie – Gateley Plc

Sara Valentine – Osborne Clarke

Rob Wood – Osborne Clarke

Sanjeev Sharma – Shoosmiths

Adam Dowdney – IBB Solicitors

Jeremy Parkes – Field Seymour Parkes

Management Team of the Year sponsored by PwC

ByBox

Capital Economics

GTK

Martin Audio

Peter Brett Associates

Wireless Logic

Due Diligence Team sponsored by Coffin Mew

BDO

Crowe

Deloitte

HMT

PwC

RSM

Wilson Partners

Corporate Finance Team of the Year sponsored by HSBC

BDO

Grant Thornton

James Cowper Kreston

KPMG

Quantuma

Spectrum Corporate Finance

Law Firm of the Year sponsored by Grant Thornton

Field Seymour Parkes

Gateley Plc

IBB Solicitors

Osborne Clarke

BDB Pitmans

Shoosmiths

Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year sponsored by Gateley Plc

Andrew Thomson – HMT

Clive Hatchard – Spectrum Corporate Finance

Duncan Lamb – BDO

Ian Barton – Quantuma

Sami Fairris – KPMG

Stewart Lambert – James Cowper Kreston

Bank of the Year sponsored by Crowe

AIB

Barclays

Clydesdale

HSBC

NatWest

Santander

Young Dealmaker (under 35) sponsored by IBB Solicitors

Michael Mackintosh – BDO

Paul Tillstone – Grant Thornton

Gemma Legg – KPMG

Kiran Dhesi – Shoosmiths 

Max Whitehead – BDO

Sarah Souter – Gateley Plc

Small Deal of the Year – under £10m sponsored by Shoosmiths

Arden Group – acquisition by babble cloud holding

HeleCloud – investment by BGF

The Royal Berkshire Shooting School – acquisition by James Purdey

Smyle Creative – investment by Rockpool and Chad Lion Cachet

Primal Pantry – investment by NVM Private Equity

Majenta PLM – acquisition by Cutting Edge Solutions backed by BGF

Mid-range Deal of the Year – £10m to £50m sponsored by NVM Private Equity

Martin Audio – MBO backed by LDC

Miles 33 – MBO backed by Ethos Partners

Shuttercraft – MBO backed by Beechbrook Capital

Mode Print Solutions – MBO backed by Connection Capital

GTK – acquisition by Volex plc

UAP – secondary buyout backed by Maven

Peter Brett Associates – acquisition by Stantec

The Appointment Group – acquisition by Apiary Capital

Large Deal of the Year – over £50m

ByBox – exit by LDC, investment by Francisco Partners

Capital Economics – secondary buyout

MWR InfoSecurity – sale to F-Secure Corporation

SDL – acquisition of Donnelly Language Solutions

Wireless Logic – acquisition by Montagu