LONDON, 9 October 2018 – Leading corporate finance advisor, DC Advisory (DC), has been shortlisted in the ‘Deal of the Year’ category at Insider’s North West Dealmakers Awards 2018. Led by Managing Director of our Manchester office, Richard Pulford, DC has been recognised for acting as sole advisor to Duke Street and Baywater Healthcare on its sale to Bastide Le Confort Medical in January 2018. Baywater Healthcare is a specialist provider of healthcare services to patients with long-term conditions and provides care to more than 30,000 patients throughout the UK in partnership with the NHS. Baywater’s services include home oxygen therapy and sleep diagnostics. DC was initially appointed by Duke Street and Baywater in 2014 to advise on strategic options and successfully sold Baywater’s Irish business to Air Liquide in June 2015.  The transactions generated a total cash return of more than 5x cost. Charlie Troup, Managing Partner at Duke Street, commented: “Richard and the DC team were integral to a highly successful outcome for both Duke Street and Baywater. They successfully identified key strategic buyers for both the UK and the Irish businesses and helped navigate the stakeholders through complex processes.” The awards aim to acknowledge and reward the efforts of those in the corporate finance industry who are ‘at the very top of their game’ and demonstrate the strength of the deal-making community across the North West. After a rigorous judging process, the Insider Dealmakers Awards collates opinions from industry peers and former winners to ensure the rightful winner is recognised as the stand-out star of the corporate finance world. The awards are taking place at Manchester Central on Thursday 18 October. Click here to view our transactions >