For a fourth consecutive year, professional advisory and accountancy firm MHA Broomfield Alexander has topped the league of corporate finance advisors in Wales, according to a survey by data specialist, Experian.

The 2018 MarketIQ report shows that 18 accredited deals were completed by the firm’s corporate finance team. Acting for both vendors and acquirers, the deals spanned a range of sectors, including manufacturing, professional services and healthcare, advising well-known businesses in the region such as IPS, Wolfestone Translation and Javen Products.

From a Wales-wide perspective, the report revealed a nine per cent drop in the number of deals made over all, which decreased from 224 in 2017 to 203. Although a decline on the year prior, the Welsh manufacturing sector remained the most active, accounting for nearly a third (31 per cent) of Welsh deals in 2018. This was closely followed by the property sector.

In addition to full deal management, MHA Broomfield Alexander also provided strategic support to clients in to the form of investment and acquisition due diligence, valuations and business planning for growth.

The firm, headquartered in Cardiff and with offices in Swansea, Newport and Monmouth, is a member of national accountancy association MHA.

Katherine Broadhurst, associate director at MHA Broomfield Alexander, commented: “We’re extremely proud to have retained the title of ‘Most Active Financial Advisor’ for the fourth year running, and this is testament to the hard work of our corporate finance team, who work with clients across the South Wales region, as well as international companies seeking to acquire here.

“There will undoubtedly be challenges in the year ahead, especially the continued uncertainty around Brexit, but despite this we anticipate a strong 2019 with a consistent flow of transactions. With a team as talented as ours, I have no doubt that the next 12 months will be as fruitful as ever.”