The annual Insider South East Dealmakers Awards recognise the high quality professional advisory firms in the region and are eagerly awaited and hotly contested. The winners will be unveiled at a gala dinner event taking place at the Copthorne Hotel, Effingham Park on 7 February 2019.
All 14 categories are judged by a panel of independent experts at a meeting chaired by Insider’s regional business editor Philip Cunliffe.
"The quality of the submissions was extremely high and made judging very difficult,” he says. “We’re now looking forward to seeing everyone in February at what I’m sure will be another brilliant night of celebration for all the hard work and endeavour that the corporate finance community in the South East put in during 2018."
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.
“We are proud to have worked with Brookcourt since its inception 14 years ago and to have witnessed its growth to an award-winning business,” says Victoria Sampson, Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial Services at CooperBurnett.
In addition to Victoria, the CooperBurnett team working on the deal included fellow Partner Joseph Oates and Associate Solicitors Katie Hilsdon and Thomas Newlyn. The shareholders also received lead advisory corporate finance advice from Grant Thornton (Anthony Platt and Andy Rice) and accountancy support from Auker Hutton (Tony Burgoyne and Rob Tegg).
“Being a reverse takeover, this is one of the most intricate and challenging deals we have negotiated here at CooperBurnett,” says Victoria. “I am incredibly proud of how we worked together as a team, making sure there was a constant communication channel between us, our clients and the wider advisory team.”