Mills & Reeve’s corporate team in Birmingham has advised on more than £3.4 billion worth of deals in the first half of 2015.
The performance won the firm top slot as the Birmingham-based law firm with the highest value of deals advised on in Experian’s ‘Deal Review and Advisor League Tables H1 2015’.
Headline deals include advising 99p Stores on its proposed £55 million sale to Poundland and acting for Center Parcs UK, as part of a team of advisers, on its acquisition by US-based Brookfield Property Partners, funded by Blackstone.
The firm also advised Partnerships in Care, the NASDAQ-listed Acadia Healthcare owned specialist care provider on five separate business acquisitions in three separate jurisdictions. In the healthcare sector the firm represented Tenet Healthcare on its purchase of Aspen Healthcare.
Peter McLintock, partner in Mills & Reeve’s corporate team in Birmingham, said: “The UK is leading the league table in terms of merger and acquisition deals, dwarfing those in the rest of Europe. This is proving a vintage era, with major strides being made to engineer growth through merger and acquisition.”