Welcome to the first edition of the Southern Corporate Finance Review. The Review analyses deals which have been announced in the last 12 months involving a company based in the South of England, be that raising finance, or as a buyer or an acquisition target. The Review is based on data held on the MarketIQ deals database, including our own research and from adviser contributed data. Advisers and funders based in the region have offered their views of how the deal landscape in 2017 aligned with their expectations. As well as looking back over what proved to be an eventful year in political and economic terms, we can read the views of the South dealmakers on what the prospects are for the year ahead.
We trust you find this Review useful and informative, and would once again like to thank the dealmakers in the South for their co-operation in making this Review possible.