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Smith Cooper Corporate Finance leap 13 places to become 6th most active advisor in the Midlands

Press release   •   Apr 15, 2019 16:44 BST

John Farnsworth, Partner, Smith Cooper

Smith Cooper Corporate Finance have undoubtedly gone from strength to strength over the last 12 months, recently celebrating their most successful year on record, completing no less than 43 deals. It’s therefore no surprise that they have leapt 13 places in Experian’s financial adviser ranking and are now ranked the 6th most active adviser in the Midlands by volume in Q1 2019.

Having reported a generally more subdued start to 2019 following a record breaking 2018, Experian suggest the fundamentals for deal activity are still in abundance, particularly for specific sectors such as tech that could flourish throughout 2019.

John Farnsworth comments “Despite the uncertainty dominating the political and economic landscape, here at Smith Cooper Corporate Finance (SCCF) our activity levels have remained high, and the first quarter of 2019 has got off to a phenomenal start. Our pipeline of activity remains strong and we continue to see a healthy appetite for deal activity.”

“As 6th most active advisor in the Midlands, we are ranked alongside much larger advisers and Big 4 heavyweights, which is a real accomplishment for the team.”

In 2018, SCCF were awarded Insider Deal of the Year, Midlands SME Advisory Team of the Year and East Midlands Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year. The team continue to feature in Experian adviser rankings and deliver exceptional service quality to clients.

Notable transactions completed so far in 2019 include the acquisition of Prestige Fleet Servicing by the AA, the buy-in-management-buy-out of MRDB Holdings Limited and the Management buy-out of Skip Units Limited.

Smith Cooper is one of the largest independently owned and preferred accountancy and business advisory firms for owner managed businesses across the Midlands. The firm specialises in providing intelligent, efficient and cost-effective bespoke advisory services to both corporate and individual clients. Smith Cooper has six offices across the Midlands including Derby, Birmingham and Nottingham.

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