108% increase in transaction activity 163% increase in deal value
Yorkshire-based law firm Schofield Sweeney continued to see an increase in deal activity in 2018. The corporate team advised on over 70 transactions worth over £270m, including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and forms of equity finance both nationally and internationally.
Adrian Ballam, Corporate Partner commented “Looking back, 2018 (the firm’s 20th anniversary) appears to have been the year when the business world stirred and finally decided to do all of the things it had been putting off for some time. The firm as a whole, and particularly our corporate department, have been very busy and, given the size of the team, we were well placed to take advantage of this upward curve. This is borne out in the figures, which clearly reflect a very busy and successful year”.
Fellow Corporate Partner, Steven Millward added, “Our corporate team is now twenty strong, including eight partners, so we have the strength in depth and experience to service all types of transactions. 2019 promises more uncertain times with Brexit on the horizon, but we approach this year with momentum and optimism. We have already completed a couple of transactions in 2019, getting the year off to a positive start”.