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Rickitt Mitchell Shortlisted for Two Dealmakers Awards

Rickitt Mitchell are delighted to have been shortlisted for Deal of the Year and Mid-Market Corporate Finance Team of the Year at this year’s Insider North West Dealmakers Awards.

We are nominated for Deal of the Year (£10m to £50m) for advising on the sale of Vision Support Services to WestPoint Home. VSS is Europe’s largest textile supplier to the hospitality sector and WestPoint Home is a US based supplier of fashion and core home textile products. The transaction is of international significance, creating the pre-eminent global linen supplier to the hospitality industry. We ran a wide ranging sale process generating interest from Europe, North America and Asia. This deal underlines the strong appetite for high calibre North-West based businesses from international buyers, despite Brexit uncertainty. The valuation achieved significantly surpassed shareholder expectations.

We have also been shortlisted for Mid-Market Corporate Finance Team of the Year. Building on our strong performance in 2018, we have advised on an interesting range of transactions so far in 2019. As well as the VSS transaction, other deal highlights include advising Veincentre on a significant investment by Palatine Private Equity’s Impact Fund, the acquistion of HTC, a nutraceutical and health product supplier to Holland and Barrett and Boots, and the £25m refinancing of APS Group. On the back of this performance and with a strong pipeline, we are continuing to build our team.

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