Barber gets to point with investment

TATTOO equipment supplier Barber has secured a multi-million pound investment as it looks to accelerate sales in Europe and the US. Venture capitalist Enterprise Ventures (EV) has invested in the Sheffield-based medical supplies business alongside PHD Equity Partners, the private equity arm of Dow Schofield Watts. The deal will allow Barber’s husband and wife team … Continued

Tattoo equipment supplier Barber gets multi-million injection

Britain’s growing love affair with tattoos – a fifth of all adults have a permanent body decoration – means good business for one of the biggest suppliers of salon equipment. Barber of Sheffield has secured a multi-million pound investment to drive expansion. The company was set up in 1991 with the aim of selling medical … Continued

James Dow – Liverpool Football Club “Eat what you kill”

The Liverpool Daily Post – 12th May 2012 By Bill Gleeson, The Liverpool Post THE latest financial accounts of Liverpool Football Club, filed at Companies House last week, are a clear illustration of the vagaries affecting the English club game. The volatile nature of player valuations and the riches to be earned or lost by … Continued

Professional Appointments

Manchester Evening News – Published 10th May 2012 Corporate finance advisers Dow Schofield Watts have recruited Keith Benson and Gavin Jones to its head office in Warrington. Keith has moved from KPMG’s Preston office while Gavin has joined from the Manchester office of Ernst & Young. Edward Kitchen, 44, has joined the family law team … Continued

Sweeping the Board!

EN Deals Awards 2012 – Wednesday 2nd May 2012 As the nation’s athletes prepare to compete for the ultimate prize on the world stage we will honour those North West deals and dealmakers that broke away from the pack during 2011. 2011 presented the market with plenty of hurdles and the odd water jump but … Continued