Bondholder Smith Cooper is celebrating after its multi award-winning Corporate Finance division of accountancy and business advisory firm was named SME Advisory Team of the Year 2018 at the Midlands Insider Dealmaker Awards for the third time in as many years.
The team, which has completed several notable landmark deals in the last 12 months, beat off six contenders to walk away with the award after securing the same award in the East Midlands just 4 months ago.
This is the first time the team has won the coveted award in both the East Midlands and West Midlands during the same year, and the third time it has been named SME Advisory Team of the Year since 2016.
John Farnsworth, Head of Corporate Finance at Smith Cooper commented: “We are delighted that our work and advisory services have been recognised on such a prestigious stage. The Insider awards champion outstanding achievements by professional M&A advisors across the region, so to win SME Advisory Team of the Year in both the East and West Midlands in the same year is a testament to the strength of our team.”
The awards follow Smith Cooper Corporate Finance’s most successful year yet, with a record breaking 35 deals completed in 2017 - a hike from the previous year’s total of 28. This has propelled the team into new territory, placing it amongst multinational advisors in the top 10 rankings of the Experian Midlands deal leagues.