Tom Gallop, Partner at boutique Cambridge-based advisory firm, Ashcroft, won Dealmaker of the Year 2022 at this year’s Insider Media Central & East Dealmakers Awards. The firm also scooped Deal of the Year (£10m+) for the sale of Goddard Veterinary Group, which was the largest independent veterinary business in the UK, to VetPartners.
Tom has built a powerful Corporate Finance team for Ashcroft, which consistently wins significant mandates in the region, personally leading and completing five deals during the last year, with the total consideration in excess of £200 million.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the annual awards, which recognises the high quality Central & East professional advisory firms that have worked on deals throughout the region in the last 12 months.
Tom commented: “It has been a record-breaking year for the Ashcroft Corporate Finance team in terms of deal volume and fee income, increasing total deal value by 320% and the average deal value by 236%. We are delighted to have won Deal of the Year with our friends at Birketts and Mills & Reeve, and I am excited to have been crowned Dealmaker of the Year. Thanks to the event organisers for hosting such a polished evening amongst great company. To be externally recognised for what we have achieved as a team is the icing on the cake for what has been a dynamic year in the central and east region.”
Ashcroft was also a finalist for Deal of the Year (£10m+) for the sale of C4 Carbides to TTI Group and Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year at this year’s awards.