Mike Norrie of Castle Corporate Finance Wins Three Significant Deal Awards

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Castle Corporate Finance is celebrating after walking away with a hat-trick of awards at the well-respected Insider’s South East Dealmakers Awards 2012. It was the culmination of an eventful day for Castle, with the team closing a significant local business sale earlier that same day.

Tonbridge-based Castle Corporate Finance thoroughly enjoyed their evening at Copthorne Effingham Park near Gatwick, with Director, Mike Norrie, winning ‘Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year’ and the principal award, ‘Dealmaker of the Year’ – presented to him by television presenter Gyles Brandreth.

Mike – who launched Castle Corporate Finance with Colin Harvey in 2008 – was praised at the ceremony as a ‘real mainstay of the market’.

“We were extremely proud to win these high profile awards,” said Mike. “Last year was busy for us and this year has started well. We work very closely with business owners, guiding them through what is always an emotional process, helping them to achieve the best outcome for them and their company.”

The team was also named as lead adviser on the ‘Deal of the Year’, the £18 million sale of Sidcup-based energy procurement and carbon strategy consultancy, Power Efficiency to Balfour Beatty PLC.

“I am proud that Power Efficiency is a Castle Corporate Finance deal,” said Mike. “The shareholders are a great bunch of guys and thoroughly deserve the award.”

Notes to editors:

  • Tonbridge-based Castle Corporate Finance is a multi-disciplinary team that delivers a personal and professional service to businesses across the UK and overseas which are considering significant structural change, such as a sale or growth by acquisition.
  • Castle Corporate Finance is headed up by directors Mike Norrie and Colin Harvey.
  • Mike is a Chartered Accountant and has specialised in corporate finance for more than 20 years. His experience includes being head of M&A at a top 10 accounting firm and director of the corporate finance arm of a quoted business advisory group. He specialises in strategic advice to owner managers and the negotiation and structuring of acquisition and disposal transactions.
  • Colin is an international and corporate banker with over 20 years of experience, working primarily with owner-managers. Since becoming involved in advisory corporate finance in 1995, he has helped many owner-managers in a wide variety of industries as they realise their exit plans. As Castle’s head of research, he also has responsibility for working closely with directors seeking to grow their businesses by acquisition.


For more information on this media release, please contact Angela Ward on: 01825 765617 or by email: angela(at)themarketingeye(dot)com


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