Hilton Smythe Group has been ranked number one in the UK for volume of businesses sold in the first quarter of 2020, according to the Global Small-Cap M&A review from REFINITIV.
The study, which examines the number of business sales around the world also named Hilton Smythe joint second business in Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA), behind PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The report looked at business sales in the first quarter of 2020, with Hilton Smythe taking the top spot in the UK, with second place going to KBS Corporate. These completions are down approximately 20 percent on 2019 results, consistent with the market.
Established in Bolton in 2011, Hilton Smythe Group acts as a business broker for small and medium-sized businesses in the UK and has finance broker service available to help potential buyers secure the purchase of a business.
Gareth Smyth, CEO of Hilton Smythe Group, said: “We are delighted that our team has been recognised for the hard work it has done in the first quarter of 2020, with an exemplary volume of sales both in the national and wider EMEA markets. Everyone has done an incredible job matching buyers up with their dream businesses, and the results speak for themselves.
“Of course, we are aware that the landscape has changed somewhat in quarter two, and that many businesses will see their results impacted due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
“We are still incredibly busy with enquiries, and we certainly won’t rest on our laurels. I’m confident that we are going to be regular big hitters in the Global Small-Cap M&A review from now on.”