Hazlewoods consolidates position as a top 10 UK adviser

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Hazlewoods consolidates position as a top 10 UK adviser

A stellar performance by Hazlewoods Corporate Finance team has been rewarded with a top slot in the national mergers and acquisitions rankings.

Experian’s newly released M&A report for the third quarter of 2021 names the Gloucestershire firm as the 6th most active adviser in the UK.

This is the third consecutive quarter that Hazlewoods has been placed in the top 10.

It comes as the award-winning firm has calculated its own deal statistics for the first nine months of 2021 and found transactions were up by 52%.

According to Experian, the number of completed deals in the South West were up 40% between January and September 2021, making Hazlewoods figures 12% above the regional average.

In the first three quarters of 2020, Hazlewoods completed 69 transactions valued at £436 million. This year, the figures were 105 deals worth £581 million.

The surge in activity for Hazlewoods, which was named ‘Advisory Firm of the Year’ at the 2021 Business Leader awards, is not just in the South West.

Growth in the number of deals completed in London, the South East, the East of England, the Midlands and Wales puts Hazlewoods in the top 10 in all five regions, according to Experian.

Corporate Finance Partner, Paul Fussell, said: “The Experian report states that M&A activity in the region is at its highest level for five years. We have certainly experienced a bounce back in 2021, driven by exceptional levels of adaptability, innovation and determination demonstrated by our team and clients alike.

“Business owners have taken stock of what they want going forward, with some deciding to sell and others to grow through acquisition.

“This has resulted in an array of strong projects so far, with more still to come for the remainder of the year.”

As a result of their success, and the increasing number of large and complex projects undertaken, the Hazlewoods Corporate Finance team has expanded and now consists of more than 40 dedicated advisers, including five Partners.

The team has significant expertise in helping businesses to grow, taking entrepreneurs from start-up, through fundraising for expansion and corporate acquisitions to ultimate exit, offering a bespoke, partner-led service every step of the way.

If you are thinking about selling your business, or would like to make an acquisition, please contact Paul Fussell on 01242 680000 or email paul.fussell@hazlewoods.co.uk