The East Midlands office of accountancy firm Mazars says it has advised on 12 deals in the run up to Christmas.
The team says it is seeing resilience across the board at entrepreneurial business, acquisitive corporates, banks and private equity investors, despite economic uncertainty.
Mazars Deal Advisory has hired Tom Boss and Jacob Staten in a move which it says reflects the “sustained demand for high quality business advice” in both M&A and due diligence.
The sale of £20m turnover Premier Workplace Services to Hong Kong-based Crown Worldwide took Mazars’ deal completion tally over the last three months to twelve.
Paul Pownall – M&A senior manager – said “Whilst it’s impossible to avoid the ‘B-word’ in the press, the sentiment towards doing deals remains positive, as businesses seek to capitalise on the economic environment.”
Mazars Deal Advisory partner Julian Clough, said “Activity levels are strong; acquisitive corporates have been particularly busy as opportunities emerge to consolidate in fast moving markets. We see this as a continuing trend and feel well positioned to advise clients – new and old – moving into 2019.”