Shoosmiths and its London corporate team have announced a “record breaking” 2021 for the firm’s deal activity, with an increase in the volume and aggregate value of transactions through ongoing market conditions.
Led by partner and technology sector head James Klein, the corporate team has advised on deals spanning private equity, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), banking and venture capital.
In 2021, the corporate team completed over 33 venture capital deals, 17 mergers and acquisition deals and seven funds deals.
Additionally, the end of year record reportedly follows a “significant” period of growth for the corporate team, with a number of new joiners in 2021 including the addition of a corporate funds team.
Shoosmiths said the team is advising an increasing number of fast growth, early stage and scale-up technology companies with their transactional requirements, as well as a growing number of institutional investors on their investments.
Klein said: “The success of this unprecedented year, which has seen increased transactional activity together with our continued support of the community, is a result of the hard work and dedication of our various teams.
“Our activity levels show no sign of slowing down, and as the UK capital continues to attract a broad and increasing level of global interest (and investment) in its market-leading start-ups and scale-ups, our team is set for a busy 2022.”