International law firm Pinsent Masons has been named Private Equity Law Firm of the Year in the 2011 Unquote British Private Equity Awards.
The awards are widely recognised as the leading private equity awards in the UK. The judges praised Pinsent Masons for its focus and determination to build and develop long lasting institutional relationships in the mid market. This focus has seen the firm advise institutions including ECI, BPE, HIG, and ISIS on a number of high profile deals during the year.
In addition the international private equity practice of Pinsent Masons has advised on a number of complex cross border transactions, particularly in the Far East where the firm advised on the US$700 million buyout of Hyva Group from 3i.
Gregg Davison, Pinsent Masons commented: "The success of any law firm is down to the strength and quality of its clients. We are delighted that even in these challenging times, our institutional clients remain focussed on doing deals. We thank them for their continued support and for choosing Pinsent Masons to be part of their team both in the UK and globally. "
Unquote is a leading European private equity information service which has been researching markets for over twenty years.