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UK REGIONAL CORPORATE FINANCE ADVISORY FIRM OF THE YEAR, WK CORPORATE FINANCE LLP REGIONAL CORPORATE FINANCE ADVISOR OF THE YEAR, ANDY COGHLAN, WK CORPORATE FINANCE LLP

WK Corporate Finance LLP is led by Managing Partner, Andy Coghlan (UK Regional Corporate Finance Advisor of the year). Founded in 2005 as a separate LLP to accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy, WKCF advises on buy-outs, raising development capital and early-stage VCT funding, as well as buying and selling businesses with private equity and trade counterparties. We specialise in lead advisory and transaction support services on a variety of deal types in the £0.25m-£50m range, advising clients on all aspects of the deal from start to completion. We are a team of professionals with significant commercial experience and have advised in a wide variety of industry sectors. Our ability to complete transactions is enhanced by the relationships with major banks, private equity firms, solicitors and asset based lenders that we have established over many years. We believe that a close relationship with our clients is essential to gaining an understanding of their business and to the production of a strong proposition. For this reason clients will always deal directly with one of our directors.

Andy Coghlan Managing Partner For and on Behalf of, WK Corporate Finance LLP t: 0207 234 3403 m: 07711 667388 e: andy.coghlan@wkcf.co.uk w: www.wkcorporatefinance.com

Our transaction support team is experienced in all aspects of financial due diligence and acts on behalf of both institutional debt and equity providers and private clients. Due diligence assignments have been conducted on a wide range of businesses and our experience as lead advisers enables us to approach each assignment with an appreciation of the major issues. In addition we are the first UK member of Allinial Global, an international association of independent accounting and consulting firms, with collective revenue of $1.6bn and over 100 members including more than 65 in the US.

UKRAINE COMPANY OF THE YEAR (IT OUTSOURCING), ZFORT GROUP

Custom Software Development and Dedicated Teams since 2000. Business Field: Information Technology Computer Software Outsourcing Headquartered in Ukraine, Zfort Group is a software development company that delivers outstanding web and mobile solutions for Digital Agencies, Startups, and Product Owners across the globe. The company has grown from a small group of technology enthusiasts to a full cycle software development provider with over 200 in-house developers, designers, QA engineers, business analysts, and project managers. Zfort’s team has successfully completed over 500 projects for different clients from 22 countries, including a number of long-term clients from the USA, Europe, and Australia. The company offers a wide range of software development services:

ZFORT GROUP Roman Korzh, Chief Partnership Officer +1 347 480 13 34 korzh@zfort.com Head Office & Delivery Center: Buchmy St, 1-B, 3rd floor, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 61144 Tel: +1 212 256 9243 Email: contact@zfort.com www.zfort.com

• Detailed Business Analysis & Consulting; • Top Notch Web & Mobile Development; • Responsive UI/UX Design; • Strong Project Management; • Thorough Quality Assurance. As a 17-year industry veteran, Zfort implements software projects of any complexity. The company works in collaboration with its customers to develop innovative software products that turn complex business challenges into real business opportunities. Zfort Group’s highly motivated team includes specialists in the following areas: PHP, ASP.NET, JavaScript, UI/UX Design, HTML/CSS, Quality Assurance, iOS, and Android development.

Creating excellent working conditions for employees is very important to Zfort Group. They believe a friendly approach guarantees high productivity, and make everything to ensure their staff feels comfortable. Zfort’s success is confirmed by the industry recognition. In 2017 alone, Zfort Group was twice awarded as the Best Software Development Company of the year in its category. Also, Zfort was named the 3rd Best Education App Development Company in Australia. Over the last 17 years, Zfort Group has developed software products for Dating, e-Commerce, Charity, Travel, Entertainment, Finance, Retail, and other industries. The company has worked out a proven methodology for each of 28 business domains served. That helps Zfort to provide clients with software development solutions on time and on a budget, without the traditional project delays and wrong estimates. Zfort Group strives to simplify the communication with the existing and potential clients by establishing relations with local partners. At the moment, Zfort has Representatives in London, United Kingdom and Sydney, Australia. The Head Office & Delivery Center is located in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Educational programs established by Zfort Group became very popular among the Ukrainian developers. Z-Day and Z-FastTrack regularly gather hundreds of engineering talents in order to share the expertise, acquire knowledge, discuss the latest industry news, and more. Caring about the environment is one of the biggest company’s values. Employees gather and recycle plastic bottles and batteries, sort garbage, etc. Zfort’s capabilities, experience, and efforts made it one of the leading software development companies in Ukraine.

ACQ GLOBAL AWARDS 2017  
ACQ GLOBAL AWARDS 2017  

ACQ5 is proud to announce to the world the winners of the ACQ5 Global Awards 2017. The 2017 ACQ5 Global Award winners represent the best o...