Sintons completes over £100m of deals in three months


The corporate team at Sintons have reported a strong first six months of the financial year, with continuing high volume of deal activity, and advising on deals with a combined value of over £100 million in the past quarter alone.

The team has seen a sustained period of deal activity over the last 12 months both in terms of volume and value of transactions, successfully completing several high-value deals over the summer period in particular.

Despite the challenges ahead this coming winter, this trend is continuing with a strong pipeline for the remainder of 2022.

Recent deal highlights include:

  • Completing the sale of leading UK-based Oracle Applications Partner, Claremont IT to DSP-Explorer, a business backed by private equity firm YFM Equity Partners
  • Acting for the existing shareholders in relation to Foresight Group’s  multi-million pound investment to support the growth of Quanta EPC Holdings Limited and facilitate a partial exit
  • Advising MGL Group on its acquisition of the quarry, civil engineering and haulage business of KW Purvis Limited
  • Acting for company and existing shareholders in relation to a £2.2 million investment into Ipac Packaging Innovations by the Maven VCT’s and the North-East development capital fund

Following this strong performance, the team continues to build its corporate team through adding new talent to complement the team’s already significant expertise.

Its key corporate partners – Matt Collen, Adrian Dye, Emma Pern and Christopher Welch, also managing partner of Sintons – are all regularly hailed as leaders in their field, supporting businesses and their owners over many years to achieve their ambitions.

All four have again been hailed as leaders in their field by recently-published Legal 500 2023 and Chambers and Partners 2023, in which Sintons’ corporate offering was praised as being “tremendously helpful, efficient and effective”.

This year the team has promoted Emma Pern to partner, and Daniel Earle, who trained with the firm was appointed as a solicitor in the team in September. The is actively seeking to add further talent as it continues to win work in the region and beyond, based on the strength of its reputation.

Sintons is known as a leading advisor in the region, with a strong client base supporting entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses. Many major clients have been with the law firm for many years, often spanning different generations of ownership.

“Despite the many challenges facing businesses, we have seen significant growth recently, in what has been – and continues to be – a very active deal market so far this year.” says Adrian Dye, head of corporate.

“Given the uncertain economic outlook, inflation and energy crisis impacting all businesses, it is testament to the resilience of businesses in the region that we continue to see high volumes of deal activity across many sectors.

“This is a very exciting time for our corporate team, as we build our presence and reputation further in the market. We are delighted with the team’s hard work and commitment to deliver for our clients and are looking to the next phase of growth for our corporate team.”

Christopher Welch added: “We are rightly regarded as an expert and trusted advisor to our clients, and as businesses continue to look to the future after the significant challenges of the past two years, they are increasingly turning to Sintons for support in that.

“Our team is hugely experienced and capable, earned over the course of many years of delivering advice to businesses, and we are regularly involved in some of the most significant deals in the North of England.

“As we continue to grow, we are adding new expertise to our team, enabling us to complete the most complex and challenging of deals while never compromising on our commitment to delivering outstanding client service.”


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