SIA Group is delighted to have sponsored the Asset Based Lending Deal of the Year category at Insider’s North West Dealmakers Awards 2018. The ceremony, held on Thursday 18th October 2018, celebrated the achievements of the region’s corporate M&A professionals, featuring the top firms, finance providers, deals and individuals.
Paul Craig, Managing Director of SIA Group, stepped up to present the prestigious award in front of a packed house of more than 1,000 at Manchester Central, Windmill Street, Manchester. The transaction that emerged from a very strong field to be announced as the winner on the night was the funding facility for N Brown Group (Rothschild & Co, Deloitte, KPMG, HSBC, RBS/NatWest Markets, Eversheds Sutherland). The judges highlighted that it was N Brown itself which nominated this deal, not advisers, testament to a deal that has enabled an innovative retail structure.
Paul Craig said: “Evenings like this are special for two reasons. They bring the brightest and best advisory firms and corporates together and they celebrate the achievements of the firms and individuals that make the North West Region the dynamic force it is today.”
He continued: “We are delighted to congratulate all of the very worthy award winners and in particular the deal team involved in the completion of the N Brown transaction. The success of the ABL industry in the UK is down to the trusted collaboration between key parties that consistently deliver added value, from the ABLs themselves to the sponsors, intermediaries and asset valuation professionals such as SIA Group, who bring the foundations of certainty to every deal. That recognition is what these awards are all about.”