Corporate team claims 'International Deal of the Year' at Insider Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2022

27 September 2022

Gowling WLG's Corporate team is celebrating success at the Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards 2022 having claimed the 'International Deal of the Year' award.

A celebration of the M&A profession in the region, the Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards 2022 showcase the success of firms and individuals transacting and trading at the highest level in 2022. The 'International Deal of the Year' accolade celebrates the teams behind an outstanding Midlands-led deal with a large international element.

Our Corporate team wins the award for their legal advisory to the selling shareholders (including LDC) of Solid Solutions Group (SSG), in relation to the acquisition of SSG by TriMech. The US-UK transaction saw Virginia-based IT hard and software provider TriMech Solutions acquire SSG, allowing LDC to exit just two years after backing a management buyout at the Kenilworth based firm. The team is named alongside Alantra, LDC and Claritas Tax for their involvement in the transaction.

Partner Chris Towle led on the cross-border deal, alongside Corporate principal associate Chris Letters, and a cross firm team of Corporate associate Annabel Brown, Banking and Finance partner Navin Prabhakar and associate Dan O'Donnell, and Tax principal associate Tom Rank and senior associate Helen Hibbert.

Chris Towle, said: "It was a real pleasure to work alongside the Solid Solutions team, and their wider team of advisers, to ensure the successful exit of LDC and the next chapter in the ongoing rise of the Group under TriMech's ownership."

The awards success follows two further shortlistings at the prestigious awards, with the Corporate team having also been recognised in the Corporate Law Firm of the Year shortlist, and Partner Chris Towle shortlisted in the Corporate Lawyer of The Year category.

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