Birketts has been named ‘Corporate Law Firm of the Year’ at the Insider Media Central & East Dealmakers Awards 2016.

During the last year, Birketts’ Corporate Services Division has advised on a number of notable transactions, including Palletforce on its £30m sale to an international private equity firm, the Medisafe Group on its £27m sale to US-based Steris and John Henry Group on the £23.3m investment in the business by Growth Capital Partners.

Adrian Seagers, Head of Birketts’ Corporate Services Division commented: “We are thrilled to win this award once again; having previously won this highly-regarded accolade in 2014. It is a great testament to all the hard work and commitment by the Corporate Team in all four of our offices, across the region.”

Adrian continued: “The last year has seen Birketts’ Corporate Team complete transactions with a total deal value in excess of £550m as we grow a client base with an increasingly international outlook. Over the years, the team at Birketts has earned a first-rate reputation for building strong, multi-skilled teams as we deliver industry expertise in a number of sectors such as technology, family-owned businesses and motor retail.”

Jonathan Agar, Chief Executive Officer at Birketts, added: “This award is richly deserved. It’s a fitting tribute to the hard work that the entire team puts into giving excellent client service and providing clear technical advice across our Corporate and Commercial Services offering.

Jonathan continued: “Having recently won the ‘Private Client Firm (Regional) of the Year’ and been named the East Anglian regional winner for ‘Dispute Resolution Firm (Regional) of the Year’ at The Legal 500 UK 2017 Awards, the firm is rightly being acknowledged for the high-standards that we set across our full legal service offering.”