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EY’s Transaction Advisory Services named the Accountancy Firm of the Year in Europe 2015

  • EY’s Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) wins accountancy award for fifth time in six years
  • TAS ranked first in Mergermarket league tables for volume and deal value TAS previously won the award in 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2010

LONDON, 9 DECEMBER 2015. EY’s Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice was named the Accountancy Firm of the Year in Europe for the fifth time in six years by Mergermarket, an independent mergers and acquisitions intelligence and data provider. The Mergermarket M&A Awards are the most sought-after honors in the deal industry across Europe. EY previously won the top award in 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2010.

The ceremony in London saw EY TAS recognized for leading major mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Europe and being the prominent deal advisor from strategy to execution. In the year under review, TAS advised on 544 announced deals. EY also ranked first in Mergermarket’s league tables for both volume and deal value for accountancy work on transactions.

Andrea Guerzoni, EY’s TAS Leader for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), says: “At a time when deal activity in Europe is showing signs of a sustained recovery, this is recognition of the best-in-class advice we give each and every day to our clients in Europe. “Our ongoing investments in innovative technologies, leading industry knowledge and strategic and operational capabilities enable us to advise our clients on a wide range of capital and transaction-related business issues – from strategy to execution. Five awards in six years is an amazing achievement; we are honored to remain the accountancy firm of choice for M&A advice in Europe.”

The award was accepted by Demet Özdemir, EY Turkey TAS partner in Istanbul. Pip McCrostie, EY Global Vice Chair – Transaction Advisory Services, says: “Sector convergence, driven by technology and changing customer preferences, is driving the direction of the deal market around the world. These awards are a testament of how – year after year – we have been able to respond to the changing market by expanding our service offerings and delivering exceptional client service to our clients.”

EY TAS is represented across 38 countries in Europe by around 5,500 professionals Spreed across more than 100 cities. The award recognizes EY’s preeminence in Europe; it also caps an outstanding 2015 for EY TAS worldwide. It has advised on many of the megadeals across the globe. It also welcomed a record number of new direct hire partners around the world – and a hit new highs in terms of internal partner promotes – further strengthening its capabilities to advise on our clients’ capital agenda.

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