Law firm reports on a solid three months in which it was also crowned Scottish Legal Firm of the Year
Edinburgh-based law firm Burness Paul has reported a successful quarter after completing nearly 50 corporate deals worth more than £2.5 billion.
The firm says it has handled a number of prestigious private equity deals over the last three months, as well as advising long-standing client BlueGem, which owns Liberty, the fashion brand, in a negotiation which saw it team up with Jack Wills founder Pete Williams in a multi-million pound buyout of the British heritage-inspired clothing chain.
It was recently crowned Scottish Legal Firm of the Year 2017 in the UK Legal 500 awards and has represented the buyers of Dobbies Garden Centres, as well as Kings Park Capital on investments in 7 Bone Restaurants and Just Go! Holidays.
The firm also advised Chase Search & Selection Limited, a UK pharmaceutical recruitment company, on the investment by Vespa Capital.
Chris Gotts, partner and head of corporate finance at Burness Paull, said: “We are seeing confidence in the deal making community, evidenced by the relatively high number of private equity driven deals that we have recently completed.
“We have been awarded the coveted 2017 Scottish Legal Firm of the Year in recognition of across the board increased top tier rankings. This makes us winners of this award for the second time in just three years – a remarkable achievement. This award is particularly special as it is voted for by, and represents the voice of, our clients.
“We have an exceptional team at Burness Paull and we are grateful to our clients for their continued trust in us to assist with the highest quality mandates.”