A strong half-year for Hazlewoods M&A performance

Published: Thursday 5 August 2021

Hazlewoods Corporate Finance team has consolidated its position as a top 10 UK adviser, with the latest half-year Experian Mergers and Acquisitions report for 2021 placing them as eighth most active adviser in the national rankings.

It puts Hazlewoods in the top 10 in the South West, London, South East and East of England, strengthening the team's position in the market.

Hazlewoods experienced a surge in activity in the first half of 2021, with the value of completed transactions up 17.6% on the previous year. By June, the Corporate Finance team had completed 67 transactions with a total value of £422 million.

According to the Experian M&A report, the South West market is particularly buoyant as, "nearly all sectors, with the exception of hospitality, registered strong performance in volume, and exceptionally high valuations, which must be welcome news to all businesses after the last 18 months."

Corporate Finance Partner, Paul Fussell, said: "We are very pleased with these results. It reflects the confidence that business owners have in us and demonstrates that there are plenty of opportunities out there.

"There has definitely been a bounce back in 2021. We have been taking on increasingly large and complex projects in a range of sectors and are enjoying helping our clients fulfil their ambitions."

Hazlewoods has significant expertise in helping businesses to grow, taking entrepreneurs from start-up, through fundraising for expansion and corporate acquisitions to ultimate exit, offering a bespoke, partner-led service every step of the way.

As well as sustained transactions in the general market, the Corporate Finance team has also seen a continuous volume of deals in key sector specialisms such as veterinary, dental and health and care markets.

If you are thinking about selling your business, or would like to make an acquisition, please contact Paul Fussell on 01242 680000 or email paul.fussell@hazlewoods.co.uk

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