Our Private Equity Team was crowned legal advisor of the year at the Private Equity Awards 2016.

The industry award, hosted by Real Deals, saw the firm beat off stiff competition to take home the title of legal advisor of 2016 focussed on the UK midmarket - and follows on from them winning the equivalent award at the unquote" Private Equity Awards in October.

The firm's UK mid-market focussed team continues to go from strength-to-strength, completing 40 + private equity transactions during 2015 with a value in excess of £3 billion. The team have achieved significant growth in the London market whilst continuing to thrive in Leeds and Manchester, and the award specifically recognises the team's ongoing commitment to the mid-market throughout the UK.

Yunus Seedat, Corporate & Commercial Divisional Managing Partner, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to have won this award, in particular given its emphasis on the UK mid-market which remains the core focus of our PE team. Winning this award highlights the dedicated and strategic approach we have adopted over several years, to develop loyal and repeat relationships with some of the best private equity firms in that market. My congratulations and thanks go to the team that has achieved this and also to those clients, many of whom also won awards in their own categories."