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Awards success in Cardiff

Our teams in Cardiff have won accolades in two prestigious awards: the Cardiff Business Awards 2015 and the Insider Wales Dealmakers Awards 2015

Cardiff Business Awards 2015

Our Cardiff delivery centre has been recognised in the Cardiff Business Awards, winning in the Financial and Professional Services category against stiff competition from across the sector, at the awards dinner which took place at Cardiff City Hall on the evening of Friday 18 September 2015.
 
Being named Financial and Professional Services Business of Year acknowledged the innovation of the teams and the centre, the impact in the market, the commitment of the people and the difference that our delivery centre in Cardiff makes to our clients and operations.
 
Our Cardiff delivery centre, where we have over 400 staff, is one of our key nearshore delivery centres in the UK and their work contributes significantly in many aspects of our business.  The delivery centre is one example of how our operating model is evolving and developing innovative ways of working in support of our clients, our services and our business as a whole.

Photo courtesy of Morgan James Photography

Photo courtesy of Morgan James Photography

Wayne Harvey, senior partner in Wales, said:
 
“This is a tremendous accolade for our Cardiff teams and our innovative operating model and recognises  our commitment to Cardiff’s continued growth as a world class business centre.  The success of our Cardiff operation is a result of an initial transformation programme with sponsorship and leadership of Vimi Grewal-Carr and Mark Shaw and driven by Ross Flanigan, the director in charge of our Cardiff delivery centre.”

Wales Dealmakers Awards 2015

Congratulations also go to our Cardiff financial advisory team that was once again named Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year at the Insider Wales Dealmakers Awards on Thursday 17 September 2015.

Photo courtesy of Wales Business Insider

Dewi Hughes, financial advisory director who leads our advisory corporate finance team in Cardiff and shortlisted in his own right for the Dealmaker of the Year Award, said:

 

“I’m delighted that our Cardiff team’s expertise and capability in advising Welsh businesses on a variety of top deals has been recognised once again. Winning the Team of the Year title for the second year in a row affirms our team’s strong and deserved reputation in the market place and is testament to the outstanding contribution and effort made by each member of the team.”

The award recognises the most impressive team advising Welsh companies on acquisitions, buyouts or finance raising projects over the last year. Deloitte was involved in numerous transactions during the period and beyond including advising on the following disclosed projects:

  • Advising LDC and Management shareholders on the sale of Vysionics to Jenoptik
  • Advising Rutland Partners Fund II portfolio company, Buy As You View, on its £30m financing with Hayfin
  • Advising Eurochange on the disposal to NoteMachine
  • Advising Volac on its raising £53m growth financing
  • Advising the Management Team and Newco on Exponent Private Equity’s agreement to acquire BBI Diagnostic Group for $164m
  • Advising the Management shareholders of Nuaire in connection with their £145m sale to Polypipe plc.

Special mention also goes to Geraint McGrath in the team who was named Young Dealmaker of the Year 2015 at the awards, by impressing the judges for his role in advising on many of our top deals in Wales.

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