DSW Transaction Services advise on Pressure Technologies plc’s £4.3m acquisition of Martract Limited

Sheffield-based engineering group Pressure Technologies plc has acquired Martract Limited for £4.3m. Martract is a highly specialist, niche engineering business with strong longstanding customer relationships. The business was established in 1978 and is based at the Humber Bridge Industrial Park at Barton-upon-Humber. Pressure Technologies said that the acquisition, which is expected to me immediately earnings … Continued

Acquisition of ADAS makes RSK Group an industry leader

Dow Schofield Watts advised Cheshire headquartered RSK Group on its acquisition of ADAS in a deal that makes RSK one of the biggest environmental consultancies in the country. The transaction adds new services to RSK’s portfolio of environmental, engineering and technical support services and provides synergistic growth opportunities for both businesses. ADAS is the UK’s … Continued

New advisory team aims to boost growth of North’s tech sector

Independent advisory business Dow Schofield Watts has launched a new technology team which aims to boost the growth of the North’s tech sector by helping businesses bridge the funding gap with the South. The team will be led by David Smith, a veteran tech investor and adviser who formerly managed the North West Fund for … Continued

Landscape firm breaks new ground with Welsh acquisition

Award winning landscape services business Hultons Landscapes has acquired £2 million turnover Welsh firm Wright Landscapes for an undisclosed sum. Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services advised Hultons on the deal, which will see it expand its UK presence into North Wales following its organic growth into the West Midlands and South Yorkshire earlier in 2016. … Continued

Roger Esler is named as Dealmaker of Year

Roger Esler, Director of Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team in Yorkshire & the North East, has been recognised as the region’s pre-eminent dealmaker at the Insider‘s Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards 2016. Roger was named Dealmaker of the Year, while the team also scooped the Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year and the Deal of … Continued

5 nominations for Yorkshire team in Dealmakers awards

Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team in Yorkshire & the North East, led by Roger Esler and Tony Norwood, has been shortlisted in three categories in the Insider’s Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards 2016. The team is in the running for the Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year award. DSW also been shortlisted in the Deal … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts launches partnership with science campus

Dow Schofield Watts has announced a strategic partnership with national science and innovation campus Sci-Tech Daresbury. The firm will support the continuous development of the campus and the increasing number of high-tech businesses moving in each month. Sci-Tech Daresbury, one of the UK’s leading centres for science and technology businesses, has experienced substantial growth in … Continued

Tattoo supplies firm in secondary buy-out

A business which was founded over a century ago by the UK’s first celebrity tattooist and is now Europe’s leading supplier of body art products has changed hands in a secondary buy-out. Barber of Sheffield has been sold by PHD Equity Partners and Enterprise Ventures to RJD Partners in a deal which represents a significant … Continued

DSW Transaction Services named top team at deals awards

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services has been named as the Transaction Services Team of the Year at the 2016 Insider North West Dealmakers Awards. The judges described the team as ‘a quality operation’ and cited the firm’s strong reputation amongst the mid-market private equity community as being key to their decision. It was one of … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts wins hat trick at deals awards

  Dow Schofield Watts has scooped three awards at the 2016 Insider North West Dealmakers Awards. The firm won the Mid-Market Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year, Transaction Services Team of the Year and also the Deal of the Year (£10m to £50m) for its role in the sale of the rubber compounder Berwin … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts in running for 6 awards!

Dow Schofield Watts and its private equity arm PHD Equity Partners have been shortlisted in six categories at this year’s Insider North West Dealmakers Awards, while deals on which the firm advised are in the running for a further three awards. Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team has been nominated for both the Corporate Finance … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands transaction services team

Dow Schofield Watts has appointed Mughees Saleem as an executive within its growing transaction services team. Mughees joins from professional services firm EY, where he worked within the audit department over a period spanning five years. Having gained a scholarship with EY, he initially worked on placement while completing his degree in Accounting, Auditing and … Continued

17 deals in 7 months for transactions team

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services completed 17 deals in the seven months to the end of July 2016, reflecting private equity platform investment, bolt-on and exit activity in addition to work with acquisitive corporates. Ed Brentnall, Partner with Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services in the North West, commented on the post-EU referendum period: “The initial … Continued

French multinational acquires 3,500-strong caterer

Dow Schofield Watts’ Transaction Services’ team advised private equity firm LDC on the sale of its investment in Waterfall Catering Group to Paris-based multinational Elior Group SA. Warrington-based Waterfall is the contract catering business behind Caterplus and Taylor Shaw. LDC originally backed the £20m secondary buyout of Waterfall in December 2014 in a deal that … Continued