GreenSquareAccord has been named as the winner in the Corporate Finance category at the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) Deals of the Year Awards 2021.
The Deals of the Year Awards, which took place on 31 March 2022, champion the outstanding work of treasurers from around the world and their contribution to their organisation’s success. Awards were given based on work and transactions undertaken during 2021. The winners were chosen by an esteemed panel of judges, experienced practitioners from across the treasury, corporate finance, banking and advisory worlds.
GreenSquareAccord’s treasury team were recognised for work in delivering the GreenSquare and Accord merger which involved negotiations with 19 funders for consent for the merger while achieving harmonised terms, increasing liquidity, debt and asset security capacity, and implementing a credit rating strategy, with al work carried out virtually during the pandemic.
Speaking soon after the ceremony, James Tarrant, Director of Corporate Finance and Treasury, said: “Needless to say we’re all very pleased although still slightly in shock!”
Jo Makinson, Chief Finance Officer, said: “I had said before the result that whatever happened we knew we had the best team here at GSA – and it’s great to see that others have recognised that too! This is a brilliant start to the new year. Well done to James and all the team – we are so proud!”
The judges said: “This was a very complicated deal, completed in a fair amount of time with a good outcome – very impressive.”