In the first quarter of 2015, Addleshaw Goddard's Manchester Corporate team completed North West corporate deals totalling over £1.75 billion.

The team advised on all of the region's highest profile deals, including advising Zeus Capital on its role as Nomad and joint broker to Haversham Holdings on its £1.17 billion purchase of British Car Auctions, Peel on its joint venture with Legal and General at MediaCityUK and also on the reduction to 39% of its shareholding in AIM-listed Pinewood Group plc, LivingBridge on its investment in Sykes Cottages at a £50m valuation and Bruntwood on its acquisition of the former BBC site.

The team's success follows on from an exceptional 2014, when it advised on 40 North West M&A and equity capital markets transactions totalling over £2.3 billion.

Roger Hart, partner at AG, said: "Our corporate team continues to advise the region's top businesses on the region's best deals. We've had an amazing start to 2015 and our pipeline leaves us confident of continuing that for the remainder of the year."

Andy Green, newly-appointed private equity partner at AG, said: "Private Equity houses have significant funds to spend in the North West and banks are keen to lend, on increasingly favourable terms. We feel that good businesses have more options available to them in the current climate, and that this will see a continuation of the strong deal flow over the coming months."