Trethowans record breaking year boosted by trio of awards

A collection of multi-million pound deals at home and abroad has seen Trethowans recognised through a trio of awards.

The firm was praised last night (June 15) after its work on the management buyout (MBO) of CT Automotive Group in Hong Kong and the MBO of Stewart Signs in Hampshire which scooped three Solent Deals Awards.

  • The management buyout of CT Automotive Group Limited in Hong Kong was recognised with the Mid-Range Deal of the Year (£10m- £50m) category, and Management Team of the Year
  • The management buyout of Stewart Signs Limited saw it win Small Deal of the Year (under £10m)

Both deals were led by Lucy Grey, corporate partner, and Sophie Eales, banking partner.

The awards success comes as the firm has presided over a record-breaking number of deals in the last year. It also follows the firm’s unveiling of its ambitious new growth strategy, through which it hopes to become a £20m firm by 2020.

Lucy Grey, partner and corporate lawyer  said: “We’ve seen a record number of deals complete over the last 12 months, working alongside some fantastic local businesses. The success of the transactions is down to having a team of the region’s best advisers working together. The awards recognise the quality of the work the corporate team is undertaking and reflects our hard work and dedication.”

Head of commercial services and Southampton office Mike Watson added: “We are absolutely thrilled that our work on these important deals has been recognised by our peers. It’s further proof of our excellent service, which is playing an integral part in our latest growth strategy.”

This year’s Solent Deals Awards attracted more than 520 nominations for the 12 award categories, and a 250-guest ‘black-tie’ gala dinner attendance. Brain Tumour Research, the event’s chosen charity, was boosted by donations totalling £1,502.50 and a table collection also gathered £1,669 from generous corporate finance community representatives attending to help London’s Grenfell Tower fire tragedy survivors.