Kevin Lowe

Kevin Lowe of Mills & Reeve

Record year for Mills & Reeve

Leading national law firm Mills & Reeve has enjoyed a record 12 months for corporate deal completions and risen up Experian’s end of year review.

As well as ranking 7th nationally, Mills & Reeve’s Birmingham office did well in the review, placing 7th in the Midlands. The law firm were also ranked 1st in the East and 5th in the South East.

The review looked at the number of mergers and acquisitions, and equity capital market transactions with a deal value of £500,000 or more, completed between 1 January and 30 December, 2016.

The corporate team at Mills & Reeve had a successful 2016, completing more than 100 deals nationally that met Experian’s criteria.

The team advised on a wide-range of deals including the acquisitions of the Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner chains by Boparan Restaurant Holdings and the £165m IPO and £75m fundraising of technology distributor Midwich.

Kevin Lowe, who leads the corporate and commercial group at Mills & Reeve from the Birmingham office, said: “This result is testament to the resilience of our team and the ambitions of our clients, despite some challenging circumstances around the Brexit result in 2016. Our placing in the top ten demonstrates the robust nature of our client list and the hard work put in by all involved to get some really substantial deals over the line.

“We are now looking ahead to the coming year and are already seeing some exciting deals on the horizon. Even with the continuing uncertainty around the details of the Brexit deal, our clients remain optimistic and are already looking for new opportunities. 2017 looks set to be another successful and exciting year for Mills & Reeve and our corporate clients.”