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RSM exceeds GBP1bn deal value milestone

The capital markets team at leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has acted on deals totalling over GBP1 billion in 2017 – highlighting a strong year and an uplift in activity across the practice.

RSM has advised on a range of high-profile deals including the GBP200 million AIM IPO of the omni-channel women’s fast fashion brand, Quiz Plc; the GBP250 million IPO of PRS REIT plc; and the GBP50m AIM IPO of Keystone Law Group. The team has completed 12 transactions across the Main Market and AIM in 2017, with a total value of GBP1.06 billion.
 
Diane Craig, Head of Capital Markets at RSM, says: ‘The uplift in activity is a promising sign that the UK remains a vibrant fundraising market, despite uncertainty ahead of Brexit. Whether its fast-growing UK or international businesses looking to float or existing public companies seeking to raise additional funds, many are turning to the London Stock Exchange to fulfil future growth, which is good to see.
 
‘Our transactions in 2017 have covered a diverse range of sectors and geographies demonstrating the wide pool of available capital in the UK. Our pipeline is strong, which is testimony to the strength of the expertise and capability in our team, and we look forward to building on this momentum in 2018.’

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