DSW scoops 11 nominations in North West Dealmakers

Dow Schofield Watts is in the running to retain its accolades as Mid-Market Team of the Year and the Transaction Services Team of the Year at this year’s Insider North West Dealmakers Awards.   The firm has once again been shortlisted in both categories which it won last year. Meanwhile deals in which DSW, and … Continued

Telecoms firm nets £9m investment

Telecommunications business 4net Technologies has received a £9m investment from YFM Equity Partners and other investors.  Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services advised on the deal, which aims to support the continued growth of the business through new product and market development.   4net, which has offices in Manchester, Burton-on-Trent, Reading and London, develops contact centre and telephony solutions to … Continued

DSW appoints dealmaker to its Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team

Dow Schofield Watts, the independent corporate advisory firm, has appointed Luke Pedley as a Corporate Finance Associate in its Yorkshire & North East Corporate office.  Luke joins from RSM Corporate Finance where he spent four years working in the firm’s London and Manchester offices. There he worked on a wide range of transactions including trade sales, acquisitions, debt and private equity refinancings and IPOs.  Luke graduated … Continued

Specialty chemicals supplier is acquired by German company

Melrob Group Holdings – the UK-based specialty chemicals business which has offices worldwide – has been acquired by the German company Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH (NRC).  Dow Schofield Watts and DWF advised on the deal, which will strengthen Hamburg-based NRC’s business in Asia Pacific and North America and give it access to the market for industrial chemicals and monomers and the biomaterials sector.    Melrob has headquarters in Crawley and UK offices in Tring and Congleton, with overseas offices in Europe, the US, Japan and South Korea. The business was established in 1995 by Ian Melluish, the current MD, and … Continued

New M&A network seeks global opportunities for UK firms

A new international network of corporate finance advisers aims to help firms make the most of the opportunities in the changing global business environment. Pangea M&A has been launched by Dow Schofield Watts, the North’s leading independent corporate finance firm, and initially brings the firm together with partners in ten other countries – the USA, Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and Ireland – representing over 60 office locations between them. A number of new partners are expected to be announced in the coming … Continued