Highly commended Bank of Scotland

Highly commended in this category is Bank of Scotland (HBOS Group), which in 2001 completed 34 deals in its core UK mid-market. Last year the bank merged with Halifax to create the enlarged HBOS Group and while the bank’s primary focus remains in the mid-market, the merger has enabled the group to move into the larger deal arena. The bank continues to expand in Europe with teams operating from offices in Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam and a new office in Madrid due to open imminently.