HMT triumphs for the Eighth Consecutive year at 2014 Thames Valley Deals Awards
It has been a successful year again for HMT at the 2014 Thames Valley Deals Awards. HMT Partner Ian Barton was awarded ‘Corporate Finance Advisor of the Year’ and our due diligence team is the outstanding performer. We also advised the Deal of Year (under £25m) – Virgin Wines.
The Thames Valley Deals Awards gala evening took place on April 24th 2014 at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, and was attended by over 250 leading members of the region’s deal-doing community. HMT went into the evening as finalists in all four of the categories that we were eligible for, and we triumphed once again as HMT partner Ian Barton was called on the stage to receive the prestigious Corporate Finance Advisor of the Year award.
In addition to this first success, our due diligence team lead by HMT director Paul Read were recognised as the ‘Outstanding Due Diligence Performer’ during the evening. HMT has continued to prosper in 2013 developing a range of entrepreneurial services and advising on over 25 deals with an aggregate value of over £400million.
We are delighted to have been rewarded at both the Thames Valley Deals Awards for the 8th consecutive year, together with being recognised as one of the top 3 company’s to work for (under 100 employees) at the Business Awards last November. Moreover, the MBO of Virgin Wines by Mobeus and Connection Capital, which HMT advised on, won the “Deal of the Year” under £25million. Indeed HMT is proud to have advised on 4 deals that were nominated in the Deal of the Year category.
During the gala evening, all attendees raised money for Brain Tumour Research, a charity which raises substantial funds for research into the prevention and treatment of brain tumours. The HMT table was the most generous in the room, and we raised £255 to support this charity.