Blake Morgan shortlisted for law firm of the year at Solent Deals Awards

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Leading law firm Blake Morgan has been shortlisted for awards in multiple categories at the forthcoming Solent Deals Awards.

The annual awards recognise and celebrate excellence in deal making across the South Coast. They attract entries from banks, private equity houses, business advisors and other intermediaries who have played a key role in supporting the growth of Solent businesses.

The firm, which has offices in Southampton and Portsmouth is shortlisted for the prestigious 'Law Firm of the Year' award, and represented in the shortlists for both the 'Lawyer of the Year' category (Banking Partner Steve Cole) and the 'Young Deal Maker' category (Corporate Associate, Mat Wilson). 

Impressively, the firm is also represented in each of the three 'Deal of the Year' categories, having advised on the Utility Funding sale to Foresight Metering (nominated for Large Deal of the Year); the ChinaTool management buy-out (nominated for Mid-Size Deal of the Year) and the management buy-out of Stewart Signs (nominated in the Small Deal of the Year category).

Commenting on the shortlisting, James Hawkeswood, who heads up the Solent corporate team said: "This has been a stellar year for the corporate team at Blake Morgan.  Yet again we have had the privilege of working alongside some of the region's premier businesses, and helped deliver some of the stand-out deals of the year.

"We are also extremely proud that the expertise and professionalism of both Steve and Mat have been recognised and wish them all the very best on the night."

Blake Morgan has an enviable reputation for building lasting relationships with businesses in the region. 

The corporate team is acknowledged within the legal industry and in the independent legal directories, for providing a first-class level of service across a wide range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, sales, private equity and joint ventures.

The winners of the Solent Deals Awards will be announced on the 15 June at the Ageas Bowl.