Greenaway Scott Scoops Top Wales Dealmaker Awards

Greenaway Scott Scoops Top Wales Dealmaker Awards

Leading business advisory firm Greenaway Scott is "thrilled" to have scooped two of the top accolades at this Wales Dealmakers Awards.

Directors Nigel Greenaway and Matthew Sutton received the night's most prestigious prizes during the annual awards event at Cardiff's Mercure Holland House Hotel on Thursday night.

The Wales Dealmaker Awards, hosted by Insider Media, aim to recognise the most significant corporate finance deals in Wales, and the firms behind them, over the past year.

Mr Greenaway, the founder of award-winning business advisory firm Greenaway Scott, was awarded the coveted Dealmaker of the Year prize following a highly successful 12 months for the business.

Between 2017 and 2018 Greenaway Scott, which is part of the GS Verde Group, acted on a significant number of transactions with aggregate value in excess of £120 million. Highlights included the Series B TrakCel private equity fund raise with Telegraph Hill, the disposal of New Adventure Travel to ComfortDelGro, and the highly successful management buy-out at Paramount Interiors.

On his award win, Mr Greenaway said:

_"I am honoured to have been chosen as this year's Dealmaker of the Year and would like to thank the judges for recognising all our hard work over the past 12 months. I'd like to thank all our dedicated team members across Greenaway Scott's offices who have been invaluable in driving growth and expansion across the group this year.

"Greenaway Scott has really achieved such a significant amount in the past 12 months, acting on some of Wales's most high-profile deals, so I feel this award is a testament to the dedication and innovative thinking of our teams.

"With the group growing rapidly, we now look forward to seeing what further success 2018 and 2019 will bring."_

The firm's corporate director Matthew Sutton also received one of the night's biggest prizes being named Young Dealmaker of the Year.

Mr Sutton was awarded thanks to overseeing transactions in excess of £35 million between 2017 and 2018.

During this period, he advised Flexicare on its acquisition of Netherlands based Medisize from USA giant Phillips-Medisize; he also led on a large Series A investment for bitcoin/gold exchange provider Vaultoro from Frankfurt listed Finlab; and the acquisitions of German based Brenner Medical and Australian JB Medical by US based Clinical Innovations.

On his award win Mr Sutton said:

_"I am completely humbled to have been named as Young Dealmaker of the Year and would like to congratulate all those who were also nominated in this category.

"This year has been a hugely successful year for myself and the group, and I am incredibly proud to have worked on the number of high-profile transactions that we have.

"I'd like to thank Nigel, and all the team at Greenaway Scott who have been endlessly supportive throughout a period of significant growth and success."_

Greenaway Scott is a specialist law firm focused on fast growth clients and mergers and acquisitions. It is part of the multi-discipline GS Verde Group sitting alongside the corporate finance lead advisory business Verde Corporate Finance. The Group offers a complete service on mergers and acquisitions, fund-raising and fast growth business strategy with the legal and financial advisory combining to offer a seamless advisory service.