June 23Aspire, Leeds @ 6:30pmAfterparty at The Alchemist @ 11pm – 2am

Summer 2022 marked the return of the Yorkshire Rainmaker event which celebrated not just the corporate finance sector but the joys of summer too!The Rainmaker Summer Party brought together the Yorkshire deals community to celebrate the best deals and teams from the past 12 months, as voted for by the corporate finance community themselves in a one firm, one vote system.The summer party swapped tuxedos and long speeches for an evening that recognised and celebrated the best work and provided an opportunity to network with the leading individuals and firms in the region.#YRKRainmakers22

Sponsors

Charity Partner

THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED RAISE MONEY FOR THE TEENAGE CANCE TRUST

FULL LIST OF 2022 WINNERS

Teams

Legal Team

Clarion

Corporate Finance Team

Clearwater International

VC/Private Equity Team

BGF

Funder

HSBC

Deals

Deal under £20m

Sheffield Forgemasters was acquired by the Ministry of Defence

Private Equity Exit

The sale of Estio Training to BPP Education Group was the first exit from Palatine’s Impact Fund

M&A Deal

Succession and growth finance raising for Carnaby Caravans

Rising Stars

Legal

Mae Salem, Squire Patton Boggs

Corporate Finance

Duncan Morpeth, Grant Thornton

Investment

Paul Denvers, Enact

Funder

Rob Atkinson, Virgin Money

Individual

Changemaker

Rebecca Rennison, EY

Rainmaker

Stephen Griffiths, Rothschild & Co

Shortlist

Teams

Legal Team

Addleshaw Goddard
Clarion
Gordons
Squire Patton Boggs
Walker Morris

Corporate Finance Team

Clearwater International
Dow Schofield Watts
KPMG
Rothschild & Co
Sentio Partners

VC/Private Equity Team

BGF
Endless
LDC
Mercia
YFM

Funder

HSBC
OakNorth Bank
Shawbrook Bank
Thincats
Virgin Money

Deals

Deal under £20m

Nimbus backed the MBO of Hull-based Hawthorn TimberSheffield Forgemasters was acquired by the Ministry of DefenceCapVest’s Inspired Pet Nutrition bought super-premium pet food company Pet Food UK from PiperMBO of West Yorkshire logistics business Expect DistributionPalatine's Impact Fund took a significant minority stake in Sheffield environmental services group Cura TerraePrivate equity firm TPA Capital bought Bradford-based Barwick Bathroom Distribution.

Private Equity Exit

Pelsis Group was acquired by Pamplona Capital Management, resulting in an exit for LDCBelgian group Etex bought offsite manufacturer Sigmat, with LDC exitingBakery chain Cooplands was acquired by EG Group, with BGF exitingEndless sold multichannel communications provider Adare SEC to Opus Trust MarketingThe sale of Estio Training to BPP Education Group was the first exit from Palatine’s Impact FundBGF sold luxury holiday park operator Coppergreen Leisure Resorts to Away ResortsBGF exited transport tech firm 365 Response after its sale to RLDatix

M&A Deal

CBRE took a 60% stake in Turner & TownsendCD&R acquired Morrisons for £7.1bnUS group IAA bought Doncaster-based salvage group SynetiqUS private equity firm Further Global took a majority stake in ProgenyEndless backed the MBO of Yorkshire Premier MeatSuccession and growth finance raising for Carnaby Caravans

Rising Stars

Legal

Amy Pierechod, Gordons
Mae Salem, Squire Patton Boggs
Megan Atack, Freeths
Natalie Hager, Shoosmiths
Russell Naglis, Eversheds

Corporate Finance

Ben Taylor, KPMG
Duncan Morpeth, Grant Thornton
John O'Gara, Sentio Partners
Jonny Sharp, Deloitte
Rob Umpleby, Clearwater

Investment

Jon Duffy, Endless
Linda Nguyenova, BGF
Mani Minhas, NorthEdge
Paul Denvers, Enact
Rob Johnson, BGF

Funder

Michelle Sung, HSBC
Rob Atkinson, Virgin Money

Individual

Changemaker

Nicola McQuaid, NorthEdge
Peter McCormack, Eversheds
Rebecca Rennison, EY
Sue Richardson, KPMG
Victoria Davey, Gordons

Rainmaker

Jonathan Simms, Clarion
Paul Mann, Squire Patton Boggs
Richard Goldsack, Clearwater International
Roger Esler, Dow Schofield Watts
Stephen Griffiths, Rothschild & Co

YORKSHIRE RAINMAKER SUMMER PARTY 2022

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June 30The Midland Hotel, Manchester - 6:30pmAfterparty at The Alchemist @ 11pm – 2am

Summer 2022 marks the return of the North West Rainmaker event which will celebrate not just the corporate finance sector but the joys of summer too!The Rainmaker Summer Party brings together the North West deals community to celebrate the best deals and teams from the past 12 months, as voted for by the corporate finance community themselves in a one firm, one vote system.The summer party will swap tuxedos and long speeches for an evening that looks to recognise and celebrate the best work and provide an opportunity to network with the leading individuals and firms in the region.12 awards will be handed out – six deals and six team and individual awards – including the prestigious Rainmaker of the Year.#NWRainmakers22

Sponsors

Charity Partner

FULL LIST OF 2022 WINNERS

Teams

Legal Team

Addleshaw Goddard

Corporate Finance Team

Houlihan Lokey

VC/Private Equity Team

Foresight Group

Funder

Tosca Debt Capital

Deals

Deals under £15m

Apprentify acquired Netcom Training, backed by £5m investment from BGF

Private Company Deal

Matillion raised $150m in a funding round led by General Atlantic

Public Markets Deal

Victorian Plumbing floated on AIM, raising nearly £300m

Private Equity Exit

DA Languages was bought by IK Partners, with Foresight exiting

M&A Deal

Inflexion bought ANS, to combine with existing investment UKFast

International Deal

Blue Prism was acquired by US fintech giant SS&C for £1.24bn

Individual

Rising Star (under 35)

Peter Barkley - WestBridge

Changemaker

Beth Houghton - Palatine Private Equity

Rainmaker

Dominic Orsini - Houlihan Lokey

Shortlist

Teams

Legal Team

Addleshaw Goddard
DWF
Hill Dickinson
Pinsent Masons
Squire Patton Boggs

Corporate Finance Team

Clearwater International
Grant Thornton
Houlihan Lokey
KPMG
MHA Moore & Smalley
Zeus Capital

VC/Private Equity Team

BGF
ECI Partners
Foresight Group
LDC
Palatine Private Equity

Funder

BOOST&Co
HSBC
OakNorth Bank
Shawbrook Bank
Tosca Debt Capital

Deals

Deals under £15m

Arete made a significant investment in education digital platform VivifyFintech business BankiFi secured £2.2m from Praetura Ventures and GMCAConnect 2 Cleanrooms acquired by US-based AngstromApprentify acquired Netcom Training, backed by £5m investment from BGFAPEM bought Irish business AQUAFACT, its second acquisition in seven months

Private Company Deal

LDC took a minority stake in healthcare specialist PAMAI company Peak raised $75m in Series C fundingMatillion raised $150m in a funding round led by General AtlanticPrime Global bought HCD Economics following investment from Levine Leichtman CapitalLDC invested £25m for minority stake in CTI

Public Markets Deal

Wejo joined the NASDAQ through a deal with special purpose acquisition company Virtuoso AcquisitionIdentity specialist GB Group bought American group Acuant, supported by a £305m placingmusicMagpie floated on AIM, raising £110mVictorian Plumbing floated on AIM, raising nearly £300mLadBible owner LBG Media raised £111m as it floated on AIM

Private Equity Exit

Seneca Partners exited Wejo when the tech company joined the NASDAQPalatine achieved a 3.7x return from Verdant Leisure, when it was sold to Pears Partnership CapitalBGF exited Kids Planet with a 3x return when it was bought by Fremman CapitalLDC exited SRL Traffic Systems, when it was sold to 3i InfrastructureDA Languages was bought by IK Partners, with Foresight exiting

M&A Deal

Inflexion bought ANS, to combine with existing investment UKFastEG Group and TDR Capital's £6.8bn takeover of AsdaJust Childcare was sold to Kids Foundation, with Phoenix exitingConfused.com owner RVU bought Manchester-based Mojo Mortgages.Daisy Group acquired XLN Telecom in a £210m deal

International Deal

Chemical manufacturer Sentinel Performance Solutions was bought by Dutch company AalbertsUS group Acuant bought identity verification specialist Hello SodaRadius Payment Solutions acquired Californian insuretech business ModusIdentity specialist GB Group bought American group Acuant, supported by a £305m placingBlue Prism was acquired by US fintech giant SS&C for £1.24bn

Individual

Rising Star (under 35)

Pete Barkley - WestBridge
Hayley Brightmore - Knight Transaction Services
Harry Jones - BGF
Jacob Leone - LDC
Lizzy Tindall - Eversheds Sutherland

Changemaker

Claire Alvarez - Foresight Group
Beth Houghton - Palatine Private Equity
Nicola Merritt - Cortus Advisory
Charlotte Potts - Rickitt Mitchell
Jill Williams - Mercia

Rainmaker

Dale Alderson - LDC
Mark Clephan - EY
Neil Inskip - BGF
Dominic Orsini - Houlihan Lokey
Oliver Tebbutt - Deloitte

NORTH WEST RAINMAKER SUMMER PARTY 2022