According to its 2016 Corporate Deals Review, just published, law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has once again recorded a busy 12 months in which the corporate team acted on over 72 deals spanning 12 sectors, including: energy and natural resources; media and technology; life sciences; and financial services. Collectively, the value of these deals amounted to £5.7 billion.
The firm – which has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, and Aberdeen – counts FTSE and AIM companies, SMEs, and public service organisations among its clients, and has an impressive track record of advising some of the country’s fastest growing businesses, including FanDuel and TV Squared.
Andrew Blain, Head of Corporate at Shepherd and Wedderburn said: “2016 has been another good year, and also an interesting one for us. We have been able to work with a wide range of organisations — from large multinationals to owner-operated SMEs. I am grateful to our clients for providing us with such a diverse mix of deals — a blend of complex high value projects right through to those that are smaller and more straightforward in nature.
“There continues to be a lot of uncertainty in the market. But despite this, we have a good pipeline of work in place at the start of 2017, and are still seeing companies seeking to invest in or acquire businesses in key sectors such as technology, oil and gas, renewable energy and food and drink.
Shepherd and Wedderburn acquired the Commercial Law Firm in Aberdeen earlier this month, a move which will enable the firm to extend the full range of legal services to clients in the north east.
“As a firm, says Blain, “clients benefit from our in-depth knowledge and expertise in areas such as oil and gas; renewable energy; private client; corporate; real estate; and rural property, and we look forward to assisting old and new clients in the north east over the coming years.”