Corporate business transactions on the rise in East Anglia

Corporate business transactions on the rise in East Anglia

Friday, 13 January 2017

According to a report released this week, the value of business transactions in the East of England rose significantly from £26.2bn in 2015 to £40bn in 2016. The level of merger and acquisition activity in the UK has held up well despite a turbulent year, according to the new figures announced by Experian MarketIQ(1).

Finishing within the top ten financial advisers for the region in 2016, the Corporate Finance team at MHA Larking Gowen continue to build on their success, with a rise of 12 places in the rankings from 2015.

James Lay, Partner at MHA Larking Gowen and head of the Corporate Finance team, says,

The unexpected political events of 2016 did little to dampen the enthusiasm of buyers of SME businesses, and we are delighted to have finished the year in the top 10 for the East of England. There was similar success throughout the 7 other member firms of our national association, MHA. As always, the real satisfaction comes from servicing our clients, whether that be advising them on business sales, acquisitions, valuations or fundraising. With the recent release of our new Corporate Finance branding, and a dedicated team of experienced specialists, we are well placed to make 2017 an even busier year.”

These results add further weight and authority to the diverse range of work that Larking Gowen provides to its clients. Well known for their accountancy, tax work and business advice they are seeing a real surge in the transactional work undertaken by their Corporate Transaction team who cover buying, selling, valuing and funding businesses.

The league tables are compiled by Experian Market IQ, and are based on their Corpfin global M&A database together with data from Companies House.

(1) United Kingdom and Republic of IrelandM&A Review Experian Business Research: Full Year 2016

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