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Smith Cooper Corporate Finance division takes home SME award for third consecutive year

The Corporate Finance division of Midlands accounting firm, Smith Cooper, beat off the competition once again to take home the SME Advisory Team of the Year award.

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The multi award winning Corporate Finance division of Midlands accounting firm, Smith Cooper, was named SME Advisory Team of the Year 2018 at the Midlands Insider Dealmaker awards on Thursday 13th September.

The team, which includes our M&A Services Group Chair (EMEA region) Dan Bowtell, has completed several notable landmark deals in the last 12 months. They beat off six contenders to walk away with the award after securing the same award in the East Midlands just four months ago.

This is the first time the Corporate Finance team has won the coveted award in both the East Midlands and West Midlands during the same year, and the third time they have been named SME Advisory Team of the Year since 2016.

John Farnsworth, Head of Corporate Finance

“We are delighted that our work and advisory services have been recognized on such a prestigious stage. The Insider awards champion outstanding achievements by professional M&A advisors across the region, so to win SME Advisory Team of the Year in both the East and West Midlands in the same year is a testament to the strength of our team.”

The awards follow the division's most successful year yet, with a record breaking 35 deals completed in 2017 - a hike from the previous year’s total of 28. This has propelled them into new territory, placing them amongst multinational advisors in the top 10 rankings of the Experian Midlands deal leagues.

Darren Hodson, Corporate Finance Partner based in the Birmingham office comments: “I am thrilled that the market place is recognizing the quality of our team and the deals we are completing. The West Midlands in particular is a competitive market place for professional services firms and it’s good to be recognized as one of the leading teams in the region.”

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