Moore and Smalley beat global advisers in latest corporate finance rankings

The corporate finance team at Moore and Smalley has been highly ranked above a number of global brands in the latest deals table of North West financial advisers.

Moore and Smalley advised on four deals worth a total of more than £25m in the first quarter of 2017 – ahead of international giants Investec and Deloitte, with three regional deals each, and Grant Thornton, which completed two transactions.

Moore and Smalley took joint first place for deals by volume on the Experian MarketIQ table.

The four deals completed by Moore and Smalley’s six-strong Corporate Finance team include the buyout of Ashton-in-Makerfield company North West Timber Treatment by Roger Mayor, and the sale of a Nottingham based pharmacy business. The team also advised on a significant transaction in the utilities services sector, and the sale of a Warrington based property services operator to an international acquirer.

Stephen Gregson, corporate finance director at Moore and Smalley, said: “It is a fantastic accomplishment for a regionally-based firm like ours to achieve an Experian league table placing ahead of global players such as Investec, Deloitte and Grant Thornton.”

Stephen added: “Despite an unpredictable economy over the last 12 months, we have seen a steady increase in instructions – not just in our Corporate Finance team, but across the board. We are delighted to achieve this exceptionally high ranking, which is testament to our knowledge, experience and strong relationships in the deal-making community.”

Other standout deals the firm has advised on in the last 12-months include the acquisition of Formby Connections and Levine Retail by Mid Communications, the sale of Trentclyde Water Solutions to Stuart Turner Ltd, and the purchase of Stonegate Group by Gott Agri Synergy.