Deloitte & Touche

Also highly commended in this category is Deloitte & Touche. The firm has been boosting its activity outside the UK with an average of around 30 per cent to 40 per cent non-UK deals to its name. The total number of deals advised by the firm was up by 20 per cent on the previous year, with 15 per cent of deals with a price tag of over GBP100 million. Notable deals the firm advised on in 2001 include the GBP1.6 billion acquisition of Whitbread pubs and bars by Morgan Grenfell Private Equity and the GBP108 million MBI of Clydesdale financial services. Deloitte & Touche also advised on the GBP670 million acquisition of E.ON’s steel distribution business, Klockner & Co and the GBP100 million acquisition of Sapa Autoplastics by Gilde Investment Management.