FRP Corporate Finance named UK Corporate Finance House of the year
Friday April 21, 2023
FRP Corporate Finance has been named ‘UK Corporate Finance House of the Year’ at this year’s Real Deals Private Equity Awards, in a ceremony designed to recognise and celebrate excellence in European private equity.
The finalists in the category included some of the UK’s most prominent advisory firms. Alongside FRP Corporate Finance – BDO, Clearwater International, DC Advisory, Grant Thornton, Houlihan Lokey, Lincoln International and Rothschild & Co – were shortlisted based on their 2022 deal activity, growth in market share, evolution of team and ability to add value in a competitive market.
Against strong competition, FRP Corporate Finance was announced as the winner, following a standout period of growth last year and in recognition of the quantity and quality of private equity transactions completed by the team.
In 2022, our team completed 84 corporate finance and debt advisory transactions with an aggregate deal value of £2.9 billion, a 16 per cent increase in value on the previous year.
Over half of the transactions completed by our FRP Corporate Finance team involved private equity firms, and there was a significant increase in the average value of private equity deals completed by the firm last year – increasing to £50 million, up from £35 million in 2021.
It was also a positive year for FRP Corporate Finance’s Debt Advisory team, which supported clients in raising more than £1.35 billion in total debt facilities across a range of financial structures, predominantly focused on leveraged buyouts, ARR financing and asset-based lending; three quarters of transactions completed by our Debt Advisory team involved private equity.
Significant private equity transactions completed in 2022 included the investment by Growth Capital Partners into Plenitude, the sale of ProspectSoft to The Access Group for Maven Capital Partners, and the investment in Stonbury by LDC.
Clive Hatchard, Partner, FRP Corporate Finance said: “FRP Corporate Finance has enjoyed considerable success in 2022, bringing additional sector knowledge and senior appointments to our service offering. We have been steadfast in continuing to support business and private equity investors to navigate the complexities of the unpredictable market conditions.”
We have been steadfast in continuing to support business and private equity investors to navigate the complexities of the unpredictable market conditions.Clive Hatchard Corporate Finance