Hill Dickinson ranked #1 legal adviser for M&A in the North West
Leading law firm Hill Dickinson has been ranked as the top legal adviser for M&A transactions in the North West for the first three quarters of 2022, according to a new report by Experian Market IQ. The announcement marks an increase in activity for the team, rising through the ranks from 4th spot in H1 2022.
The news follows another active quarter for the firm’s North West corporate team, as it advised – in aggregate – on 35 transactions between 1 January 2022 and 30 September 2022.
The ranking for the North West team follows a record year for the corporate team nationally, which advised on more than 120 transactions in 2021 with a total value of more than £3.8bn, an increase of more than £1bn on the previous year.
Major deals include acting for Steve Parry MBE and Becky Adlington MBE on the sale of 60% of Total Swimming Limited to JD Sports, of which won Deal of the Year at the North West Insider Dealmakers Awards and advising on a significant minority investment in Xeinadin Group Limited, a leading professional services group in the UK and Ireland, by Exponent Private Equity.
Ian Riggs, national head of corporate at Hill Dickinson, said: “Today’s ranking from Experian is a reflection of the incredible work of the corporate team not just this quarter but over recent years. It is a recognition of our position as a trusted and leading adviser for M&A across the region, as we continue to work on behalf of some of the North West’s most ambitious businesses. And at a time when the region was readying itself for challenging economic circumstances, it is encouraging to see deal volumes – both among our client base and the wider North West – remain stable, outperforming the rest of the UK market.”