Freeths looks forward after record year

Bondholder Freeths is looking ahead after a record year where over 100 deals were completed by its corporate department.

Last month is a proof that the year has gotten off to a strong start with six completed deals including advising Leumi ABL on the loan funding to support the purchase of Laidlaw Architectural Ironmongery and Balustrading solutions. Another deal in January was advising Adestra Limited in relation to an investment made by the Business Growth Fund.

The increased levels of deals completed by our private equity team in 2015 was a real success story and we look forward to this continuing in 2016
— Lee Clifford, National Head of Private Equity at Freeths

Lee Clifford, National Head of Private Equity, said: "The increased levels of deals completed by our private equity team in 2015 was a real success story and we look forward to this continuing in 2016. Funders have a strong appetite to invest in quality businesses and we go into 2016 with the market remaining very competitive."

Karl Jansen, National Head of Corporate, said: "We are very proud of what was a record year in 2015, and which is reflected in the Experian rankings. It is testament to not only the positive M&A market, but also to the hard work and growing reputation of our corporate team. It is also reflective of the strong year that the Freeths business has had generally. We plan to capitalise on the success of 2015 and use this momentum to make 2016 even more successful."

In the year-end league tables by Experian, Freeths ranked 17th in the UK and in the Top 10 Firms in the Midlands.