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Independent research by Experian MarketIQ has identified Ashfords as one of the most active legal advisers by deal volume. Experian MarketIQ is a market intelligence platform which reveals the market insights of organisations involved with mergers and acquisitions (M&A). The league tables reflect the overall deal volumes regionally and nationally.
Across the UK, significantly fewer deals were announced in the first quarter of 2022 compared to 2021. There was a noticeable decline in deal volume across all regions of the UK and across all industry sectors, largely due to the uncertainty around economic outlook, supply chains thrown into disorder and the Russia / Ukraine conflict, amongst other disruptions. This resulted in the year’s first quarter becoming one of the slowest openings to a year since 2012.
In spite of this, the data has positioned Ashfords in the top 20 legal advisers nationally and top 10 legal advisers in London for volume of M&A deal activity.
Ashfords has been regularly ranked in the Experian MarketIQ Deals Review and our latest rankings demonstrate the Corporate team’s drive and commitment despite a tumultuous market.