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Napthens confirmed as number 1 M&A legal adviser in north west

Napthens has been confirmed as the UK’s number one legal adviser on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the north west region in 2023 by Experian Market IQ.

The corporate team has worked on the completion of an impressive 42 deals in the region, including acting for the shareholders of Star Tissue on the sale to German Buyer WEPA Professional and acting for Standard Fuel Oils on its acquisition of River Marine Fuels.

Throughout 2023 Napthens’ corporate team was consistently ranked as one of the most active advisers in the north west, and now tops the annual rankings.

Keith Melling, partner and head of corporate, said: “This is yet another accolade for the firm as we continue our strong start to 2024 with news that confirms Napthens’ reputation as a law firm with incredibly talented, diligent and exceptional people.

“The corporate team worked tirelessly during the final quarter of 2023 to deliver for our clients as we have done throughout the year.

“We saw lots of transactional activity during 2023, notwithstanding a challenging economic backdrop marked by interest rate rises and inflationary pressures.

“As you would expect, the team continues to recruit the best people to support our clients as we look to grow our corporate finance activity across the region.

“Indeed, we’ve already taken on four new hires for the corporate team, to support the increasing deal volume.

“We are optimistic about the M&A opportunities for the north west region in 2024, particularly given as a team we’re already very busy in the first quarter.

“As always, we appreciate everyone’s support in helping us deliver on our clients’ objectives and we remain committed to delivering exceptional client service moving forward.”

Napthens confirmed as number 1 M&A legal adviser in north west