Castle Corporate Finance wins two Insider South East Dealmakers Awards

Castle Corporate Finance wins two Insider South East Dealmakers Awards

Castle Corporate Finance is celebrating a double after winning two awards at the Insider South East Dealmakers Awards 2014. The team picked up the prestigious Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year award and an individual award was also bestowed upon Stuart Stepney - who was named Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year.

The high-profile event, which took place at the Copthorne Hotel, near Crawley, brought together key corporate finance firms and individuals who have been successfully completing deals over the last 12 months.

The Corporate Finance Advisory Team Award was awarded to Castle after a number of successful deals were completed in 2013, including the sale of Kent Chamois (Kent Car Care) to US-owned Armored AutoGroup, and TGV to Mansfield Group.

"We were up against some stiff competition in this category, including a number of national firms, so it was a great honour to win it," says Mike Norrie, Principal & Director at Castle Corporate Finance.

Winner of Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year, Stuart Stepney, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Castle Corporate, only joined the firm in September. He previously spent 20 years at Grant Thornton and was involved in over 100 deal completions and is known for his honesty and reliable advice. Mike Norrie was naturally delighted ‘to have attracted such a high profile and well respected dealmaker' to the team.

"I was thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be part of Castle," says Stuart. "The firm has a fantastic reputation. When I joined in the autumn, I set myself the goal of driving our development in becoming the pre-eminent corporate finance boutique in the region. I guess this award shows that all our hard work is paying off."

As well as the successful double, Mike was also nominated for Dealmaker of the Year at the awards event.

"It was great just to be part of this highly prestigious event, but to take home two awards and be nominated for another is a testament to the hard work and professional service of the team at Castle," he adds.

Notes to editors:
• Tonbridge-based Castle Corporate Finance is a multi-disciplinary team that delivers a personal and professional service to businesses across the UK and overseas which are considering significant structural change, such as a sale or growth by acquisition.
• Mike is a Chartered Accountant and holds the Institute's Corporate Finance Qualification. He has specialised in corporate finance for more than 25 years. His focus is in strategic advice to owner managers and the negotiation and structuring of acquisition and disposal transactions.
Insider Media hosted the South East Dealmakers Awards, which recognises the wealth of talent from the region's professional services sector and highlights the very best firms in the South East.


Posted: 10th of February 2014

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