Addleshaw Goddard's Manchester Corporate team has had a strong summer advising on some of the region's highest profile transactions.

 

The team continues to advise the regions leading businesses and PE houses and has advised on high-profile deals, including: Norcros's acquisition of bathroom supplier Croydex, Frenkel Topping's acquisition of FC Fund Managers, LDC's investment into Mini-Cam Holdings Limited, Concept Life Sciences' acquisition of CXR Biosciences, the sale of Bifold to Rotork plc, the disposal of CTC Aviation and PZ Cussons Plc buying out Glanbia plc's stake in their Nutricima joint venture.

The team have also acted for Grace Cole Limited in relation to the buyout of one of the founder shareholders and have advised on the sale of REN Skincare to Unilever, Peel Energy's disposal of 50% equity in the Frodsham Wind Farm development, Endless's acquisition of Bright Blue Foods and ITC Luxury Travel Group's acquisition of Western & Oriental Limited and Regent Holidays (UK).

Richard Lee, corporate partner in Addleshaw Goddard's Manchester office, said "There was a slight lull in activity prior to this year's General Election, although it has picked up strongly since then, supported by increased levels of equity and debt available in the market. We are pleased to have been able to continue to advise on transactions like these, which further cement our number one position as outlined in the recent L500 rankings."

Already by far the largest M&A, Private Equity and Equity Capital Markets team in the region, the team has recruited significantly in recent months and has plans to grow even further.