Chris Guy, Managing Partner and Head of Corporate at Mills Selig has been awarded ‘Dealmaker of the Year’ at the Insider Northern Ireland Dealmakers Awards 2021.
The prestigious award recognises the most prominent dealmaker in the jurisdiction based on their management and leadership of some of the highest value and complex transactions completed in Northern Ireland.
The announcement of the award comes less than a year after Mills Selig and the corporate team, led by Chris, were ranked number 1 Experian Legal Advisor by deal value for Northern Ireland in 2020.
The local law firm is renowned for its management of standout deals. In addition to corporate law, Mills Selig specialises in property, construction, commercial litigation, licensing, insolvency, employment and private client law, providing a full service offering to clients.
Giving Chris the clear edge and sealing his win of the Insider Dealmaker award is the calibre of deals successfully completed under his guidance. Notable deals that stood out for the judging panel were the acquisition of RenewalsDesk by Questel SAS, the sale of a stake of Quantile Technologies by First Derivatives and the TruCorp MBO from Cordovan Capital Partners.
Mills Selig has continued on a strong trajectory in 2021 of attracting instructions on standout deals, and recently managed the successful completion of a number of significant transactions such as the acquisition of MDI Medical by Hospital Services Limited, the sale of Cyphra Limited and advising the shareholders Natural World Products on the sale of the company to MML Growth Capital Partners.
Receiving the award for Dealmaker of the Year 2021, Chris paid tribute to the entire Mills Selig team who work collectively to ensure the best outcome for their clients;
“It is an honour to win Dealmaker of the Year 2021 and I fully share this award win with my colleagues in the corporate team and Mills Selig as a whole. We work as one team to offer sound expert legal advice to our clients, no matter the complexities that present themselves in a particular deal.
Having the breadth of specialism we offer across corporate law is what makes our service to clients seamless.”
As head of Corporate, Chris leads a team of highly trained corporate lawyers including Glenn Watterson, Partner and Darren Marley, Senior Associate who was shortlisted for the Emerging Dealmaker award. The team are skilled and trusted advisors across a wide range of corporate activity, including MBOs, shareholder agreements, restructuring, investments and private equity.
For further information on Mills Selig’s corporate services click: MillsSelig.com/Corporate
Pictured: Chris Guy, Managing Partner & Head of Corporate at Mills Selig