asb law is pleased to announce it has won Deal of the Year at the Kent Corporate Finance Alliance (KCFA) Awards 2018. These awards recognise the best deals completed by KCFA members during the 18 months ending 30 September 2018.
The firm, which also recently won an award at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe 2018, was recognised for its role in acting for the Shareholders in the sale of Jollyes Retail Group Ltd, which completed in May 2018. Jollyes is the UK's second largest pet retailer with a portfolio of over 75 superstores and concessions across the UK. The deal was independently judged by Chris Price, Partner, at Mobeus Equity and Alex Hay, Partner, at Sovereign Capital Partners, who presented the Award at a special ceremony last night.
A multi-disciplined legal team from asb law worked on the deal led by Corporate Finance Partners, Claire Williams and Helen Mead. They were supported by Associate Daniel Tozer and Solicitor Chloe Gill, working alongside Property Services Partner Chris Worthington and Associate Angela Ruminski.
Claire Williams, Corporate Finance Partner at asb law, commented: "We are delighted to have won this award, which recognises our role in completing this deal. We've been working with Jollyes for many years, supporting continued revenue growth and expansion across the UK, and continue to support the new owners. Kent remains a great place for businesses to prosper with strong M&A activity, which continues at pace."
This deal was also announced as the May 2018 Deal of the Month by Insider Media.
Further information about this year's KCFA Awards is available from: https://www.kcfa.co.uk/awards/