05/06/2014

Great start to the deals year for Yorkshire law firm Gordons

Yorkshire law firm Gordons has had a great start to the year having completed a number of high profile corporate deals and with a strong pipeline of work ahead.

The firm has acted on more than fifteen deals during the year to date, including advising Bradford & Leeds Chamber of Commerce on its merger with Leeds York & North Yorkshire Chamber in February.

Gordons also advised Enact, the £7.5m SME fund launched by private equity house Endless, on April’s acquisition of 35 West Cornwall Pasty Company outlets.

Other highlights include advising the shareholders of Corrosion Resistant Products, a specialist manufacturer based in Littleborough, on its acquisition by Swedish group Indutrade earlier this month.

Commenting on the period, Gordons’ head of corporate, James Fawcett, said: “We have had a very positive start to 2014. Activity levels are well ahead of last year which is indicative of the both the general resurgence of the economy and the fact that Gordons is winning new clients who recognise the value of our straightforward, practical, service-led approach.

“There is undoubtedly an increasing sense of confidence amongst businesses and investors throughout the region. The pipeline of deals we are working on continues to grow and we are excited about the rest of the year.”

The firm was revealed as Yorkshire’s most active corporate legal advisor during the first quarter of 2014, according to a report published by global financial information company Experian. Gordons was also listed as the fourteenth most active law firm in the UK, ahead of many national and City firms.