Blake Morgan has been shortlisted for legal team of the year.
Insider has now published the Wales Dealmakers shortlist; recognising the most outstanding corporate finance deals in Wales, and the people and firms that make that happen.
The 12 strong corporate team at Blake Morgan is led by partner Robert Cherry in Wales. His team has also been shortlisted for deal of the year having acted for mid-market private equity firm LDC on their £14m investment in Vista Retail Support, a specialist provider of retail IT and support services. The same deal is also shortlisted for venture capital deal of the year.
Autism care specialist Orbis Education and Care Limited is on the shortlist for corporate acquirer of the year. Blake Morgan advised on their acquisition of Pembrokeshire Resource Centre, which trades as Bangeston Autism Care Services, for an undisclosed sum.
The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 27 September at the Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff. Rob Cherry said: “These awards are arguably the highlight of the corporate finance calendar in Wales. It is a great honour to be shortlisted for so many categories; particularly legal team of the year as this is a reflection of the hardworking and talented individuals that we have working here at Blake Morgan. We are very proud to have been selected by both LDC and Orbis to act on their behalf and congratulate them on their achievements.”
Blake Morgan has an international portfolio of multi-national client companies (public and private), SMEs, owner managed businesses and start-ups with a need for high-quality corporate and M&A support and advice.
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 2017 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 Directory The Legal 500 lists 16 Cardiff-based Blake Morgan Partners as “leading individuals” – the highest accolade the directory can give.