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26th Feb

Huge congratulations to our director, Michael Gibbs, who was named Emerging Dealmaker of the Year at the 2020 Insider South East Dealmaker Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of the corporate finance industry in the region.

The win caps a remarkable year for Michael who, as well as leading seven of the 14 transactions EMC completed in the region in 2019, also got married and joined our Board of Directors.

Indeed, a delayed honeymoon meant that he was unable to be present at the Copthorne Hotel awards dinner to receive his trophy in person which was collected on his behalf by Carl Fillery.

Nonetheless, it was a tremendous personal triumph for Michael who, in less than five years as a lead advisor, has already worked on well over 30 successful transactions.

He said: “I was getting multiple texts from the awards ceremony which kept me in touch with what was happening, and I was chuffed to bits when the EMC team let me know that I had won the Emerging Dealmaker award. It was great to get the news over breakfast in Singapore!

“I knew we had had a terrific year as a corporate finance team with 14 completed transactions in the region and 19 in all across the country. But even so, it was extra special to receive this personal accolade. It has certainly been a year to remember!”

EMC has been a regular winner at the Insider awards having twice won the Deal of the Year title and three times seen our CEO, Nik Askaroff, lift the Dealmaker of the Year Award.

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