National law firm, Freeths LLP, which has major offices in Oxford and Bristol, completed 43 major transactions, with values from £1 million to more than £40 million, in the run up to the budget.
The deals covered a wide range of sectors in which Freeths specialise, including renewable energy, aviation, logistics, leisure, retail, technology, manufacturing, and engineering.
Notable transactions include advising the award-winning, engineering design consultancy,Hydrock on its acquisition of Kelly Taylor Associates, a mechanical and electrical design consultancy business specialising in the logistics and distribution sector.
The team also advised Hiplok, the company that launched the world’s first around the waist wearable bike lock, on its strategic partnership with the German family-owned uvex sports group.
Leon Arnold, joint national head of corporate at Freeths Oxford, added, “This volume of deal activity was partly driven by the uncertainty around potential tax increases which may have been in the budget. As a result of this clients wanted their transactions to be completed before Wednesday. Ten of the transactions completed were out of the Oxford office.