Francis Clark has been shortlisted in the British Accountancy Awards 2014 in the category of Top 50 Corporate Finance Team of the Year.

This award category is aimed at corporate finance work within firms that are placed in the Accountancy Age Top 50 survey and seeks to recognise the corporate finance advice that has delivered the greatest measurable benefit to the client.

Francis Clark's highly successful corporate finance practice has doubled in size over the last four years and was the fastest growing 2013 Top 50 Corporate Finance team. It has been consistently recognised as the largest dealmaker in the South West and has built a reputation for exceeding its clients' expectations.

The entry demonstrated the team's innovative approach, including the creation of a private company valuation database (PERDa) that is now used by HMRC, and its track record of deals such as the high profile Axminster Carpets management-buy-out. The development of an experienced and specialist renewables team was also an important factor, with recent deals including assisting in raising funds for Plymouth Energy Communities.

Francis Clark partner, Andrew Killick said: "The British Accountancy Awards are the Oscars of our profession and we are naturally delighted with making the shortlist.  It is a testimony to the hard work put in by everyone in the team."

Other recent awards for Francis Clark have included:

  • Winner of the 2014 LexisNexis 'Best VAT Team'

  • Winner of the 2012 LexisNexis 'Best Tax Practice in a regional firm'

  • Winner of the 2012 British Accountancy Awards 'Tax Award of the Year (non global firm)'