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Gateley Plc, the legal business of law-led professional services group Gateley, has been ranked as the most active legal adviser nationally in the first six months of 2018 in a report by Experian.

Activity in the Experian MarketIQ M&A league table is ranked by volume, with the Gateley Plc Corporate and Banking & Finance teams coming top with 93 transactions. The number two spot advised on 79.

Notable deals include Betfred’s partial sale of the Tote to Alizeti Capital, as well as advising private equity investor LDC on its investment in Rolls-Royce and Jaguar Land Rover supplier, Precision Micro, which was part of the £22.5m management buyout (MBO) of the firm by global aerospace, defence and energy group Meggitt PLC.

As well as nationally, Gateley Plc rank number one for the Midlands and North West regions, advising on 29 and 22 disclosable deals respectively.

Other regional rankings include:

  • Second in Yorkshire & Humber (from a previous position of fourth in Q1)
  • Second in the East of England (from a previous position of fourth in Q1)
  • Third in the South East (from a previous position of fourth in Q1)
  • Third in the South West (from a previous position of ninth in Q1)
  • Fifth in London (retained from Q1)

National head of Corporate and partner, Tom Durrant, commented:  “We’re pleased that it’s been such a successful six months for our practice area, completing over 90 disclosable deals nationally since the start of the year.

“This is reflective of a busy and encouraging half of the year across the country given the current climate, as well as the hard work of our teams across our office network in Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds, London and Reading.”

You can view the full Experian report and all league tables on their website: https://www.experian.co.uk/assets/business-information/marketiq/quarterlyreports/experian-miq-ma-report-uki-h12018.pdf