The Newry Accountancy Firm was awarded the Transaction Services Team of the Year Award, which recognises the team that has advised and facilitated the most exciting deals, by providing the highest quality transaction services throughout the year.
Alongside shortlisted firms such as EY and Grant Thornton, PKF-FPM secured the title through its differential services and were announced winners of the award.
The judges commented, “PKF-FPM has grown to be a market leader in transaction services within the SME space in Northern Ireland.
“The judges felt that the enhanced procedures that the team implemented for due diligence assignments, adapting these to the rapidly evolving pandemic crisis, made the PKF-FPM team stand out.”
Feargal McCormack, Managing Director at PKF-FPM commented, “This is a wonderful achievement for our Corporate Finance Team – to be recognised amongst so many highly accomplished peers in the sector.
“Furthermore, it is well deserved by our industry-leading team for the key role they play in advising a wide portfolio of complex international and local deals in Northern Ireland,” he added.
Ashok Thomas, PKF-FPM Corporate Finance Lead continued, “To win this award at any time is an incredible achievement.
“But to achieve this award against the backdrop of the last year is testament to the strength and expertise of the team.
“And it demonstrates the relationships we are proud to have formed with businesses in Northern Ireland,” Ashok added.
The Northern Ireland Dealmaker Awards, which are sponsored by Danske Bank and HSBC, are sought-after by the corporate finance community in Northern Ireland and reward the top-performing professional advice and funders in the region.
Philip Cunliffe, Insider’s Regional Business Editor, who chaired the judging panel, said, “This last year has been a hugely difficult and challenging one for businesses in Northern Ireland and for the corporate finance firms and banks that support them.
“But, despite this, some fantastic deals were done which reflects superbly on the strength and resilience of the region’s advisory community.
“I can tell you that the judges had a very difficult time in selecting the shortlists but believe they represent the very best of the region.”
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