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Taylor&Emmet dealmakers win regional awards

Taylor&Emmet's Tom Haywood (centre) collects his Emerging Dealmaker award from Riana Azam of Bibby Financial Services (left) and host, Hal Cruttenden (right).

The corporate law team at Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP has been honoured at a prestigious regional awards ceremony, securing two top prizes.

Associate solicitor, Tom Haywood, was named ‘Emerging Dealmaker of the Year’ at the South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards, whilst the team was recognised for its role in the ‘Deal of the Year (up to £2.5 million).’

Tom was nominated for ‘Emerging Dealmaker’ by members of the local corporate finance community and placed on a shortlist of five. His win reflects the complexity of his deals and the results achieved for clients. He said: “I am pleased to be recognised by my peers and grateful for the support I receive from Taylor&Emmet and colleagues across the sector.”

The firm also took home the ‘Deal of the Year (up to £2.5 million)’ accolade after representing the sellers in the management buy-out of industrial oven manufacturer, Airflow Group. Hentons Corporate Finance acted for the management team. The awards’ judges hailed it a “regional success story supported by local dealmakers.”

Rob Moore, head of Taylor&Emmet’s corporate team, added: “Tom is a worthy winner of the ‘Emerging Dealmaker’ award and we are very proud of his achievements. He is a capable, knowledgeable solicitor who receives consistently positive feedback from clients. Likewise, the team’s award for ‘Deal of the Year’ demonstrates the breadth of our capabilities.”

The South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards, organised by Insider, were held at Sheffield’s Mercure St Pauls Hotel and celebrated the top deals of the last 12 months, as well as the companies and individuals that made them happen.

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