Some 38 deals with values over £10m were completed in the third quarter, with a total value of £3.23bn.
The mid-market (£25m to £100m) showed particularly positive signs of recovery. For the first three quarters of 2003, deals in this sector totaled £2.12bn – almost as much as the total value of mid-market deals in 2002 (£2.18bn).
Head of corporate finance within the private equity group Charles Milner, said: ‘The strength of the middle market is particularly encouraging and underlines the essential role the private equity community plays in providing finance for this important part of the UK economy.’
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season
Baldwins Accountancy Group has continued investment in the north-east and appointed David Fish as a director in its corporate finance team
UK M&A activity bounced back strongly in July and August, according to analysis by the deals practice at PwC.
Smith & Williamson has added Jim Clark and Philip Marsden, of Marsden Clark Corporate Finance Limited, to its corporate finance team.