Belfast Telegraph

Law firm Tughans in major awards win

By Staff Reporter

Deals including the sale of Northern Ireland fake tan brand Vita Liberata have helped gain three awards for law firm Tughans.

The practice scored a hat-trick at Insider's Northern Ireland Dealmakers Awards 2018. C

orporate partner Ciara Lagan won the dealmaker of the year title for her work on transactions including the sale of Vita Liberata to US pharma firm Crown Laboratories.

She also led the team advising medical technology firm B-Secur on its £3.5m investment.

And two of the firm's other major corporate deals triumphed in the private equity/venture capital deal of the year and the deal of the year (£2.5m to £10m) categories.

Tughans corporate team led by senior partner John George Willis advised Auditcomply Ltd in its investment deal with Business Growth Fund, First Derivatives and Invest NI. It was named private equity/venture capital deal of the Year. And a transaction which led to Northern Ireland's latest listing on the London Stock Exchange (Alternative Investment Market) was deal of the year (£2.5m-£10m). Tughans guided client Fusion Antibodies, which is based in Belfast, through what the judges described as "a complex deal involving more than 100 shareholders".

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