Birmingham has played host to Mazars’ annual National Corporate Finance Forum.

As well as representatives from Mazars’ UK based corporate finance teams, delegates included guests from the firm’s operations in France, Germany, Switzerland and Ireland.

Nick Johnson , partner responsible for corporate finance across the firm’s Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester and Milton Keynes offices said: “A couple of days spent sharing deal opportunities and ideas with colleagues in the UK and Europe highlighted the wealth of opportunity across the business and several key messages came across loud and clear.

“The macro backdrop for deal creation and completion remains very positive in the UK and across Europe.

“Delegates reported lots of disposal mandates, in the UK and overseas, looking for strategic buyers and also lots of corporate acquirers across the globe looking for great businesses to buy. It is a very exciting time for the business.”

Mazars operates in 73 countries with over 15,000 staff. In May this year it merged with German firm Roever Broenner Susat .