National law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after corporate partner, Lynn Knight, was crowned Lawyer of the Year at the Solent Deal Awards.
The annual awards are run by The Business Magazine and attract entries from banks and private equity houses, business advisers, lawyers and other corporate finance intermediaries from across the Solent region.
Knight was recognised for her work on some of the largest deals across the region including acting for the shareholders of Kondor Limited in a management buyout transaction backed by HIG Capital; advising the exiting shareholder and the management team of Clearwater Group Limited on the acquisition of a majority interest by Baird Capital; advising Softbox Systems on the strategic majority investment by US private equity firm Great Point Partners LLC and acting for Spring Ventures LLP on the acquisition and management buy-in of the Creative Care group of companies.
Commenting on her award win, Knight, said: 'This has been an exciting year for Shoosmiths and I am privileged to have worked on some great transactions with significant players in the Solent business community. It is an honour to receive this award, but I would also like to recognise the talent in my team and their contribution to providing an excellent client experience, and specialist legal advice that makes a real commercial difference to businesses in the region.'
Peter Laurie from Business Solent, said: 'Lynn has an outstanding reputation within the Solent business community for her client focused legal expertise. Her success in advising on corporate finance deals reflects her passion for supporting business growth in the region. We would like to congratulate her on winning the well deserved title of Lawyer of the Year'
Shoosmiths' corporate team advises public and private companies, management teams, investors and debt providers through the business life cycle. Shoosmiths works with businesses from start up and first round finance through to mergers and acquisitions, MBO and MBI transactions, development funding and on exits, whether by way of sale, listing or private equity investment.
The national corporate team has recently been placed second by deal volume in Experian's UK Deal Review and Advisor League Table.