Record year for Hazlewoods corporate finance team

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The corporate finance team at Gloucestershire-based accountancy firm Hazlewoods are celebrating record results, having advised on deals worth over £1billion in 2021.

In a year in which the firm was recognized as ‘Advisor of the Year’ at the Business Leader Awards and named the sixth most active adviser in the UK by Experian, its fundraising team firm completed 170 deals with a combined value of £1.074 billion. .

This figure is up 28% from the number of deals closed in 2020, and the value of deals increased by 41% compared to the previous year. (As of 2020, a total of 133 deals worth £763m have been completed).

In line with increased business activity, the corporate finance team has grown significantly over the past 12 months and now includes five partners and over 40 professionals, with further expansion plans for 2022.

Paul Fussell, Corporate Finance Partner at Hazlewoodssaid: “This is the best set of results we have ever achieved in the company’s 100 year history and it is thanks to the hard work and dedication of everyone on the team.

“We are delighted to have guided so many clients through the exciting process of buying or selling a business and we look forward to building on these achievements over the next 12 months.

“The expansion of the team ensures that we have the expertise and capacity to handle more complex transactions while continuing to deliver innovative client-focused, partner-led service.”

Hazlewoods’ corporate finance team provides specialist advice to small and medium-sized businesses on a wide range of transactions, including business acquisitions and divestitures, due diligence, business valuations and raising capital for expansion.

In addition to sustained transactions in the general market, the team advises an impressive volume of transactions in key sector specialties such as the veterinary, dental and healthcare markets.

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