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KCFA Deal of the Year

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The Deal of the Year Awards takes place each year and aims to recognise the best of recent deals carried out by KCFA members.

Congratulations to asb law who were awarded the KCFA Deal of the Year 2017/8 on the 21st Novemeber 2018, for acting in the sale of Jollyes Retail Group Ltd.

The event was a great success with judges Chris Price, Partner at Mobeus Equity and Alex Hay, Partner at Sovereign Capital Partners, presenting the winner and runner up with their certificates and prize. asb law, who advised the winning Jollyes Retail Group deal, collected their award on the evening and Claire Williams, Corporate Finance Partner at asb law, said a few words:

“We are delighted to have won this award, which recognises our role in the sale of Jollyes Retail Group Ltd. Kent remains a great place for businesses to prosper with strong M&A activity, which continues at pace.”

Completed on 25th May 2018, the deal involved the sale of the Jollyes holding company for a combination of cash, shares, and additional conditional consideration.

The multi-disciplined legal team at asb law was led by Corporate Finance Partners, Claire Williams and Helen Mead, supported by Associate Daniel Tozer and Solicitor Chloe Gill, working alongside Property Services Partner Chris Worthington and Associate Angela Ruminski.

The runner up position was awarded to Meta Corporate Finance for advising SIP Group on cross-border sale to Colliers International. This deal involved advising the shareholders on how to develop their business and prepare for an eventual exit. In addition to advice on value, identification of prospective purchasers and deal structure, more long-term planning issues included advice on investment in the SIP team and on handling unsolicited acquisition approaches.

The judges also awarded honourable mentions to Kreston Reeves and BGF for their deal submissions.

Thank you to all those who attended last night and congratulations to those that were involved in both deals, as well as all those that participated in the awards. A special thank you to both Alex Hay and Chris Price, we were delighted to have you as our judges this year. 


Take a look at the deals entered for the KCFA Deal of the Year 2017/8


asb law acts in the sale of Jollyes Retail Group

Meta advises SIP Group on cross-border sale to Colliers International

CWJ advise on the sale of shares to a Dutch private equity backed buyer

Wilkins Kennedy advise on the sale of Atomwide Ltd to Adept Plc

Kreston Reeves advise on the sale of the entire share capital of EMS Secruity Group Ltd

Furley Page advises on the sale of the Forte Pharma group to Alliance Healthcare

Rix & Kay advise on the acquisition of AB 2000 Limited and Quattro Group Limited

SME Business Finance advise on the Management Buyout of the Rolled Lead Sheet

EMC advise on the sale of T Team Limited to the Freight Transport Association

ABL123 advises TLC Marketing on new working capital facilities for growth

BGF supports The Clearway Group on its organic and acquisitive growth strategy

McBrides advise Warrens Group on its joint venture with Culina Group