We are thrilled to announce that our Corporate Finance team has been named ‘SME Advisory Team of the Year’ at Insider’s Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2022, following a near-record year of dealmaking and “exceptional results in Midland SME transactions”.

The PKF Smith Cooper Corporate Finance team, pictured alongside the firm's Transactional Tax team

Our team triumphed over eight other industry-leading companies to win the title on Thursday 22nd September at the official awards ceremony in Birmingham. They were praised by Insider for ‘delivering exceptional results in Midland SME transactions’ and bringing deals from outside the region to local advisers and funders.

Our team also made the shortlist for an additional six Dealmakers awards: Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year, International Deal of the Year, SME Deal of the Year, Mid-Market Deal of the Year, Emerging Dealmaker of the Year, and Dealmaker of the Year Award.

The award success follows a near-record year for dealmaking for our Corporate Finance team, which already has a string of accolades to its name. Based at our offices in Nottingham, Birmingham and Derby, our corporate finance team operates across a variety of industries, helping business owners to buy, sell and grow, and specialising in high intensity projects on deals typically up to £50m.

David Crump, Corporate Finance Director at PKF Smith Cooper, commented: “We’re incredibly proud to be recognised as SME Advisory Team of the Year; this is a fantastic accolade and is testament to the team’s tireless efforts to create and deliver innovative deals year after year. As a team, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with practical, robust and commercial advice, and are delighted that this has been recognised again in 2022. We continue to see a good level of M&A activity and look forward to working with the professional and financial community to deliver more great deals.”

Darren Hodson, Corporate Finance Partner at PKF Smith Cooper, said: “This achievement not only demonstrates the talent and expertise of our Corporate Finance division but also the tenacity and hard work that every member of our team brings to each project. We’re proud to receive further recognition as an industry leader in the Midlands, especially after experiencing a year of almost record-high dealmaking activity at PKF Smith Cooper.”