Napthens shortlisted for mid-size law firm of the year

Leading North West law firm Napthens has been shortlisted for Mid-size Law Firm of the Year at Insider Media’s 27th annual North West Dealmakers Awards, with two transactions it advised on also up for awards.

The shortlisting’s follows a record year for the Napthens’ corporate practice, as the firm advised on 24 transactions valued at over £200m in January to June 2021 alone, compared to 32 transactions across the whole of 2020 and 28 transactions in 2019.

It comes off the back of a positive financial year for the firm, as revenues hit £15m in FY21 and it reported a strong performance across all service lines with its employment and HR, litigation and residential conveyancing teams seeing significant growth.

Deals that have been shortlisted for Deal of the Year (£10m-£50m) include the sale of Rinus Roofing to the Spanish Cupa Group, where Napthens advised Rinus Roofing. The acquisition resulted in a merger of Rinus Roofing and Burton Roofing Merchants, which was already under the ownership of Cupa Group, creating the largest independent specialist of its kind in the UK. The firm also acted for Lantei – a leading UK specialist in electrical testing, compliance, and remedial works – on its acquisition by British Engineering Services.

Robert Dobson, corporate partner at Napthens, said: “We’ve had the pleasure of working on a variety of major regional transactions over the past year and to have two of our deals shortlisted for an award is testament to the hard work of our team. We’re especially proud to be up for mid-size law firm of the year, as it recognises dedication of the wider firm, beyond just the corporate arm of the business.”

Insider Media’s 27th annual North West Dealmakers Awards 2021 will take place 28th October 2021 at Manchester Central.