Ensors are reflecting on a highly successful 2015 in it’s Corporate Finance and Forensics team having completed deals with a value exceeding £250m. Alongside these record breaking results the overall team doubled in size now making it one of the largest specialist teams in the region.
Records were broken across the board with high quality instructions coming both from existing and new clients and across a wide range of sectors. These included transport & logistics, financial services, construction, media, retail, domiciliary care, technology, professional services, manufacturing, facilities management and energy sectors. A number of transactions in the not-for-profit sector have also been completed, cementing Ensors’ reputation for dealing in the growing charity merger sector.
Overall 24 transactions were completed, with a further 16 negotiated to offer stage. 28 forensic assignments were undertaken that included professional negligence, valuation, fraud and complex taxation matters.
2015 saw the Ensors team continue to work on projects with an international flavour. During the year, projects with interests in USA, Canada, Jersey, Sweden, Ireland, Singapore, Cayman and Switzerland were carried out. And the team’s growing forensic offering continues to reach outside of the region regularly being instructed on matters by highly respected regional and London law firms.
Rick Norland, CEO at Eirsen Healthcare Inc commented “ My association with Ensors has been a pleasure. Definitely a good decision for us. You are a very strong team for Corporate Finance advice.”
An instructing lawyer commenting on the outcome of a criminal matter said “[My client] was today offered a more sensible plea by the Crown, thanks in no small part to your report. Thank you again for your assistance and the excellent client care.”
“2015 has been a great year and one in which I am proud to look back on both the quality and diversity of deals we have completed. “ Said David Scrivener, Ensors Partner. “Our team has grown with us and put in a huge amount of effort to deliver the high levels of service we provide to our clients.”
Looking forward to 2016, Fiona Hotston Moore, Partner continued “In addition to successfully completing successfully a large number of complex transactions and forensic accounting assignments in 2015, we have invested in the development of the technical expertise and soft skills in our team. We are now well placed to support both existing and new clients in 2016 and we would like to thank all our professional referrers and instructing solicitors for their support.”