AG's Corporate team continues to advise the regions top businesses on the most significant deals, and is celebrating having advised on over £5.75bn of M&A, private equity deals, and IPOs during the course of 2015.

The five-partner strong team has advised 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' acquisitions of CXR Biosciences and Agenda Analytical Services, 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 has also acted for Peel on its joint venture with Legal and General at MediaCityUK and on the reduction of its shareholding in AIM-listed Pinewood Group plc, LivingBridge on its investment in Sykes Cottages, Bruntwood on its acquisition of the former BBC site, Grace Cole Limited in relation to the buyout of one of the founder shareholders, Endless's acquisition of Bright Blue Foods and ITC Luxury Travel Group's acquisition of Western & Oriental Limited and Regent Holidays (UK).

Paul Medlicott, corporate partner at Addleshaw Goddard who leads the team's Private Equity practice, said: "2015 was a great year for our corporate team in Manchester. Although there was a slight lull in activity prior to the General Election, the market picked up and has remained strong since.

Having the largest Corporate, Private Equity and Banking teams in the region, means we are able to continue to handle large-scale, high-profile transactions for the regions top businesses. With an uplift in the market and a real change of pace, we expect to see a number of significant deals coming to fruition this year. The size of these deals is not only positive for our pipeline but also for the local market."