Irwin Mitchell secures top spot for M&A work in South East!

Published: 04 Feb 2019

Irwin Mitchell has been ranked as the most active law firm for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) work in the South East region during 2018, according to a new study
Experian, the global information services company, has ranked Irwin Mitchell, which has offices in Gatwick and Southampton,  in 1st place within the region based on the number of corporate transactions it has advised clients on throughout 2018. 

The full listing is below. 

Current rank

Previous rank

Legal adviser

Volume

1

3

IRWIN MITCHELL

44

2

1

SHOOSMITHS

40

3

5

CMS

31

4

2

EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND

31

5

11

MILLS & REEVE

30

6

6

GATELEY

29

7

13

PINSENT MASONS

25

8

7

FREETHS

24

9

12

STEVENS & BOLTON

22

10

8

ADDLESHAW GODDARD

19

Legal adviser rankings in the South East during 2018

The report said that M&A activity in the South East remained strong in 2018 with a total of 1,081 deals compared to 1,086 in 2017. It added that the South East was the most active location outside of London for deal making in 2018, with firms located in  the region being involved in around 14% of all deals nationally and contributing 10% of their total value. According to Experian, the two most active sectors in the region were manufacturing and infocomms.

Faye Bargery, Corporate Partner of Irwin Mitchell office, said: “2018 was a challenging year in the deals market, but the South East region remained buoyant and played an important role in the fact that transaction volumes nationally held up well. 

“We are delighted to move from third place in 2017 to first position in 2018. It is another superb result and clearly highlights the strength of our team and the high quality work that we do for our clients.”

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