DELIGHTED TO BE A FINALIST
The CooperBurnett Corporate team was out in force last night at the Insider South East Dealmakers Awards 2019 hoping to hear that the sale of Brookcourt Solutions Ltd would be victorious in the ‘Deal of the Year (transaction size over £10 million). While the deal didn’t win, the evening was still an opportunity for the team to celebrate with the shareholders of Brookcourt Solutions Ltd – whom they advised last year during its reverse takeover by the AIM listed company Shearwater Group plc.
“The evening was a real celebration of the vibrant deal-making community we’ve got here in the South East. We are based so close to London and yet there’s so much knowledge and expertise in this region,” says Victoria Sampson, Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial Services at CooperBurnett. “Many congratulations to all the winners on the night.”
The gala dinner event was held at the Copthorne Hotel, Effingham Park near Gatwick and compered by impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner.
Brookcourt Solutions is an IT integrator specialising in security, networking, consultancy, cyber surveillance and managed services. CooperBurnett has provided legal advice to the Redhill-based company since it was created in 2005 and was engaged by the owners in February last year to advise them on the deal.
“While we didn’t win, it was wonderful to spend the evening with the Brookcourt shareholders,” says Victoria. “We have been advising them since the company was created 14 years ago and it was great to pause and look at how far they have come.”
She adds: “The deal was one of the most intricate and challenging we have negotiated here – so it was also a chance to celebrate our Corporate team at CooperBurnett and the quality of deals we are capable of completing.”