Award-winning law firm Keebles has been named as one of the most active legal advisers in Yorkshire’s deal-making market during the first quarter of 2019.

Keebles, which has offices in Sheffield, Doncaster and Leeds, was named the second most active dealmaker in Yorkshire and the Humber in the latest M&A Review, which is compiled by Experian Market IQ, completing seven transactions.

Matt Ainsworth, Partner and Head of Keebles Corporate Team, said it was testament to the hard work of his colleagues: “We’re very pleased with our start to 2019. The number of deals we have been involved in not only shows the activity in the market but also how we are performing as a team of advisers.

“Our corporate transactions team has been very busy during the first quarter, which bodes well for the rest of the year. I cannot speak highly enough about the quality of work they produce every single day.

“It is also pleasing to be involved with some very high-profile deals between companies that are leaders in their field.”

Two key deals so far in 2019 were the securing of a multi-million-pound fundraising package from UK Steel Enterprise (“UKSE”), the investment subsidiary of Tata Steel, together with additional working capital facilities for Rotherham-based flooring company Tekfloor Limited.

Transactions also include representing Ask4 Group in its the acquisition of IT support and managed services provider Birchenall Howden which will allow the Group to offer unique end to end support to its growing customer base across Europe.

Matt added: “We take great pride in our work and put every effort into ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible. Our clients have poured their heart and soul into their businesses so deserve the same from us.

“We take great satisfaction from achieving the results our clients wanted.”