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South West's most active mergers and acquisition advisers revealed

A new report by Experian Market IQ has revealed the most active legal and financial advisers in the South West's mergers and acquisition (M&A) sector for the first half of the year.

Cheltenham-based firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys came out on top in the most active legal adviser rankings, advising on 25 deals in the period, closely followed bt TLT, Freeths, Foot Anstey and Roxburgh Milkins.

BDO was named as the most active financial advisor, working on a total of 84 deals, followed by Staverton-based Hazlewoods and RSM.

The South West region recorded a total of 330 M&A deals in the first half of 2022, down from 420 for the same period in 2021.

Values of deals also dropped drasitically, £24.5bn recorded on 2021 to just £2.3bn in 2022.

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