Dow Schofield Watts named as “Gold Partner” to offer support to firms at Sci-Tech Daresbury

Sci-Tech Daresbury has announced partner professional firms and organisations which will offer business support services for firms based on the site. Dow Schofield Watts has been providing advice to businesses based at Sci-Tech,  Daresbury since 2011.  Dave Graham and Philip Sarthou continue to drive our support to the businesses sited at Sci-Tech. DWF, Dow Schofield … Continued

DSW Transaction Services provided financial due diligence to North West based specialist agricultural and distribution business NWF, on latest acquisition

North west based specialist agricultural and distribution business NWF has made a bolt-on acquisition which will see growth in its fuel business. The Nantwich, Cheshire headquartered group has acquired Staffordshire Fuels, a 32 million litres per year fuel distribution business operating in Staffordshire and the West Midlands. This acquisition will increase NWF Fuel’s annual volume … Continued

Continuing expansion for Dow Schofield Watts with the appointment of Jeff Gardner

New Director appointment to the Yorkshire & North East Transaction Services team of Dow Schofield Watts Dow Schofield Watts (“DSW”), the leading specialist professional advisory and equity finance firm, is delighted to announce the appointment of Jeff Gardner as a Director in its Transaction Services team. He will be based in the Yorkshire & North East office. … Continued

New office for expanding Dow Schofield Watts team

New office for expanding Dow Schofield Watts team The North West office of Dow Schofield Watts has moved into striking new office space on one of the largest business parks in the North West, Daresbury Park.  Dow Schofield Watts purchased the two-story office block at the end of 2014, in a £1.25 million deal and … Continued

DSW Transaction Services assists WHP Group, the private equity-backed mobile telecoms services provider on latest acquisition

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services recently assisted mobile telecoms provider WHP Group in its bolt-on acquisition of Paragon Telecoms Limited. The acquisition comes swiftly after WHP’s secondary buyout by Palatine Private Equity in May 2015. Paragon, based in St Helens, was founded by Terry Flanagan and Paul Barrow in 2013, and specialises in telecoms, engineering … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of Bell Trailers (Rental) Limited on their sale to Pan-European rival TIP Trailer Services Limited

East Lancashire-based Bell Trailers has agreed to sell to one of Europe’s leading equipment services providers, TIP Trailer Services, for an undisclosed sum. The management team of Bell Trailers will remain with the business and will continue to develop complementary business opportunities with Tip Trailer Services. Nelson-based articulated trailer and rental sales firm, Bell Trailers, … Continued

European Court Backs Holding Companies on Deal Fee VAT Recovery

A recent decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) should mean that taxpayers will now be in a stronger position to support the recovery of VAT on M&A transactions, despite HMRC’s attempts to challenge deal fee VAT recovery. The risk of HMRC challenging Holding Company VAT recovery more generally has also diminished. Background Over … Continued

Another new hire for leading professional services group, Dow Schofield Watts

Dow Schofield Watts (“DSW”), the specialist professional advisory and equity finance firm based in Cheshire and Leeds, has expanded its Cheshire office with the appointment of Callum Sellar as a Corporate Finance Executive. He will support DSW’s corporate finance team in the delivery of a full range of advisory service to clients across the North. … Continued

RSK Group Plc announces £33m innovative debt financing by Permira Credit Solutions II to support its continued international expansion

RSK Group Plc, the UK’s largest privately owned environmental consultancy, has secured a £33m long-term investment loan provided by a fund advised by Permira Debt Managers (“PDM”), the debt management and advisory arm of Permira and one of Europe’s leading specialist debt investors. PDM’s direct lending fund Permira Credit Solutions II (PCS2) will act as … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts boost North West presence

The financial due diligence experts, Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services LLP, has expanded its North West team with the appointment Ros Jones Ros joins after spending a number of years gaining significant practical industry experience as a group financial accountant for Air Energi, a major global recruiter engaged in the oil and gas industry. Ros … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts appoint another VAT partner to continue expansion

Dow Schofield Watts (“DSW”), the leading specialist professional advisory firm and equity finance firm, has expanded its VAT Services business with the appointment of Jacki Wells, as a partner who will be based in the Yorkshire & North East office. Jacki joins DSW from Ernst & Young, where she headed up their Leeds Indirect Tax … Continued