Deloitte office wins top award.
The accolade ( presented at the Insider Awards ( follows a record year for the regional office.
2004 saw the corporate finance team lead the pounds 40m buy out of pharmaceutical packaging group, Jaycare, the pounds 230m UCB buy-in, plus the sales of enact and Dataform.
Paul Kaiser, a partner in Deloitte Corporate Finance in Newcastle, said: "This has been our most active year ever; and to complete it by picking up this award is due recognition of the excellent work that we've done on behalf of our clients.
"We are noted for helping successful businesses but we are a successful business in our own right and this award is testament to this. Our focus on private equity deals makes us unique."
Shawn Bone, a director of Deloitte, added: "It's especially pleasing to work on major deals, such as Jaycare, Dataform and UCB, that originated in the North-East, as they show both the strength of the corporate community within our home area and the origination skills that our own business is renowned for."