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Burness Paull tops deals table for fifth year

Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis: busiest ever period

Burness Paull has been confirmed as the top-performing legal dealmaker in Scotland for the fifth year in succession.

The independent law firm advised on 304 publishable transactions with a cumulative value of £31.4 billion – topping the figures for the previous 12 months, 263 deals worth £30.1 billion.

Mark Ellis, head of corporate finance, said: “Our corporate and M&A team has had its busiest ever period and it’s been our privilege to work with clients on exciting and transformative deals.”

Mr Ellis said there had been more deals with a global or cross-border element, primarily driven by private equity. He also highlighted a rise in market share for Burness Paull’s core business with Scottish corporates and investors.

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