Dow Schofield Watts tops North West deals adviser league

Dow Schofield Watts was the most active financial adviser in the North West in the first half of 2017, according to new figures from Experian. The firm advised on 11 deals in the region during the six months. They included the acquisition of East Midlands IT support specialist Pyranet by Chester-based Townley Network Solutions (TNS); … Continued

New angel network attracts over 50 investors in first month

A new business angel network which aims to boost investment in the North’s technology sector has attracted over 50 potential investors and almost 40 companies within its first month. Dow Schofield Watts Angels is now targeting £5m of investment into high-growth tech businesses over the next three years. The network brings together early-stage companies with … Continued

How to preserve value within your business through a sale process

Due diligence specialist Sophie Colloby explains why unprepared vendors can lose out in the sale process – and how to anticipate and overcome the challenges Owners and management teams who are selling a business will understandably want to achieve the best possible price. Yet too often they suffer last minute price chips or even jeopardise … Continued