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CooperBurnett was proud to be Runner Up in the Kent Corporate Finance Alliance (KCFA) Deal of the Year 2018/2019 awards.

CooperBurnett was proud to be Runner Up in the Kent Corporate Finance Alliance (KCFA) Deal of the Year 2018/2019 awards for advising the shareholders of Brookcourt Solutions Ltd on the sale of their company in its reverse takeover by the AIM listed company Shearwater Group plc.

CooperBurnett has provided legal advice to Brookcourt Solutions - an IT integrator specialising in security, networking, consultancy, cyber surveillance and managed services – since it was created in 2005 and was engaged by the owners in February last year to advise them on the deal.

Victoria Sampson, Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial Services at CooperBurnett, accepted the award on the evening of Wednesday 20 November at Macknade Fine Foods in Faversham.

“We were very proud to win this award from our peers in the corporate finance profession in Kent,” says Victoria. “Being a reverse takeover, this is one of the most intricate and challenging deals we have negotiated here at CooperBurnett. I am incredibly proud of how we worked together as a team, making sure there was a constant communication channel betweenus, our clients and the wider advisory team.”

The shareholders also received lead advisory corporate finance advice from Grant Thornton and accountancy support from Auker Hutton during the course of the deal.

The two original owners remained with the business and are supporting the further development of the company into cyber security and managed service solutions.

They said at the time: “We are very grateful to the team at CooperBurnett throughout this process for their enormous support. It was certainly a journey but we always felt that they were there with us, guiding us in the right direction. Their expertise shone through and they were unflappable, which was just what we needed.”

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November 21, 2019
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