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Positive outlook as Hazlewoods see business confidence grow

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24 February 2015

The return of business confidence has seen a substantial growth in the deals and transactions handled by Hazlewoods Corporate Finance team.

In the year ending on December 31, 2014, the Hazlewoods Corporate Finance team completed 85 transactions valued at £495 million, compared to 85 transactions valued at £257 million in the previous year.

Paul Fussell, Hazlewoods Corporate Finance Partner said: “It has been quite a year for Hazlewoods Corporate Finance.  There is no doubt that confidence is growing following a few tough years for UK businesses. The appetite for deals grew throughout the year.

“The value of the transactions we completed on ranged from £85,000 to £120 million and covered acquisitions, business disposals, fund raising and due diligence.  Over the past year, we've seen deal activity across a diverse spectrum of businesses in a variety of sectors.”

He added: “The outlook for 2015 is positive. Momentum from the final two quarters of 2014 has continued in to 2015. Based on enquiries to date, we are expecting to see an increase in mergers and acquisitions over the next 12 months.”

Hazlewoods Corporate Finance advise on deals across a broad range of sectors, offering ‘hands on’ support from pre-deal evaluation to completion.