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Howes Percival in top dealmakers list for East of England

Howes Percival has been highlighted in Experian’s latest UK M&A Review.  The firm was ranked in 6th place in the Legal Adviser Rankings in the East of England for Q3. 

The report is compiled using data from Experian MarketIQ, and is based on mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and equity capital market (ECM) transactions announced between the dates of 1 January, 2022 and 30 September, 2022.

Nationally, Howes Percival’s corporate, commercial, and banking team has completed over 100 transactions since January this year, with an aggregate deal value of over £500million. 

The team in the East of England has advised on a series of eye-catching deals recently including; farm machinery dealer Ben Burgess on the acquisition of fellow John Deere dealership the Doubleday Group.  They also advised the shareholders of Masters Logistical Services Limited of Ely on the sale of the company to Knowles (Transport) Limited. 

In the digital media space, Howes Percival recently advised Touchdown PR Limited on the sale of the company to US headquartered Ruder Finn, one of the world’s largest independent global communications agencies, and the sale of digital design and software agency Lola Tech Holdings to DataArt Technologies, a global software development company, headquartered in the US.

Oliver Pritchard, a Partner in Howes Percival’s Corporate, Commercial and Banking team in the East, commented, “We are delighted to see the firm ranking in this list, alongside much bigger and more established teams in the region.  We are certainly on a roll and building momentum in the East as we have nationally, following a significant investment in growing the team.  We want to be the Corporate, Commercial and Banking team of choice in the region, and this data shows how much progress we’ve made towards that aim.”

Howes Percival was recently confirmed as one of the ‘Best Companies to Work For’, for the third year running.  The 2022 list saw the firm rise 13 places to 59th position in the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work For category and 8th in the Top 10 Best Large Law Firms to Work For list. The firm achieved a 2 star Best Companies accreditation, which is given to organisations with an ‘outstanding’ commitment to workplace engagement.

For more information on Howes Percival’s corporate, commercial and banking services visit: https://www.howespercival.com/services/corporate/

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Notes to editors:

Howes Percival has offices in Cambridge, Leicester, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton, and Norwich.  It has 47 partners and 171 lawyers in total.

The firm is recommended in The Legal 500 – the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms.  In the 2023 guide, no fewer than 10 different departments achieved the guide’s highest possible ranking (Tier 1): Corporate and Commercial; Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation; Dispute Resolution – Debt Recovery; Finance – Insolvency and Corporate Recovery; Human Resources – Employment Law; Private Client – Tax, Trusts and Probate; Real Estate – Commercial Property; Real Estate – Property litigation; Real Estate – Environment & Planning; Intellectual Property.