DSW advises on £4m maiden investment by EV Growth II

ParkCloud – an award-winning aggregator site which allows drivers to pre-book car park spaces online – has secured £4m from Mercia Fund Managers.   Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services advised Mercia on the investment, which is the first from its 45.1m EV Growth II Fund.   The funding will enable ParkCloud to further develop its … Continued

Sale of laser cutting firm saves 25 jobs

The administrators of a Blackburn-based precision engineering and laser cutting business have secured the jobs of all 25 staff after securing a buyer for the business.   Laser Shapes (NW) Ltd has been acquired by Metallurgical Processing Limited, which is part of the ARC Group. The deal follows an extensive marketing exercise carried out by … Continued

5 tips for research companies seeking investors or buyers

The level of mergers and acquisitions amongst contract research organisations (CROs) shows no signs of abating and interest from investors remains high, according to Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services. The team have provided financial due diligence on a number of recent deals in the sector, including Foresight Group’s investments in Epistem and Mologic, Concept Life … Continued