Boutique Cambridge-based advisory firm, Ashcroft, is a finalist in three categories at this year’s Insider Media Central & East Dealmakers Awards. The company has been shortlisted for Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year, twice in the Deal of the Year (above £10m) category and Ashcroft’s Partner and corporate finance lead, Tom Gallop, is in good company with well-respected peers in the Dealmaker of the Year category.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the annual awards, which recognises the high quality Central & East professional advisory firms that have worked on deals throughout the region in the last 12 months.
2021/2022 was a record-breaking year for the Ashcroft Corporate Finance team in terms of deal volume and fee income, increasing total deal value by 320% and the average deal value by 236%. To meet this demand, Ashcroft has grown its Corporate Finance team, including high profile hire Tim Blois, who joined recently as Corporate Finance Director.
Award nominee, Tom Gallop, commented: “It has been an incredible year for Ashcroft and we are delighted to be shortlisted for three categories at this year’s Central & East Dealmaker Awards. Throughout this phenomenal year the team has completed a number of very significant and high-quality transactions in technology, healthcare and manufacturing.”
Ashcroft has made the shortlist for Deal of the Year (above £10m) twice, for the sale of Goddard Veterinary Group, the largest independent veterinary group in the UK, to VetPartners, which completed in October 2021 and the sale of Newmarket-based C4 Carbides Limited to TTI Group.
The winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony in Milton Keynes on 3 November 2022.