Christmas Toy Appeal Drive

Our Daresbury office ran a toy drive in aid of the Toy Appeal in the run-up to Christmas, collecting two large boxes for underprivileged children to receive a gift from Santa. Several members of the Capital, Transaction Services and Business Planning teams also spent a day sorting the presents and the charities makeshift toy depot … Continued

Pandea Global M&A holds fifth international conference in Atlanta

Pandea Global M&A (“Pandea”) held its fifth international M&A conference on 21st and 22nd of November in Atlanta, hosted by the US member firm, Mazzone & Associates. 25 corporate finance professionals representing member firms from around the world exchanged views on cross-border M&A opportunities and global market trends. Pandea is a global network of selected … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts wins hat trick of team awards in 2019

The Dow Schofield Watts team in Yorkshire & the North East were presented with the Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year award at the Insider Dealmakers Awards held on 21st November at New Dock Hall, Leeds. The team are now the reigning Yorkshire Financial Awards Corporate Finance Team, Yorkshire Accountancy Awards Corporate Finance Team … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts boosts dealmaking teams

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its North West dealmaking teams with two new appointments.  James Curtis, who is Associate Director in the corporate finance team, joins from MC Vanguard, where he also qualified as an accountant. Having started his career in the technical arm of the British Army, James also worked as a management consultant advising corporates in the aviation and hospitality sectors, mainly in the Middle East.   At Dow Schofield Watts, he … Continued

Further expansion at Dow Schofield Watts in Yorkshire & the North East

Dow Schofield Watts has made two new appointments to its corporate finance team in Yorkshire & the North East in response to a high level of new deal activity.   Matt Spence and Jonathan Wilkinson both join from EY in Leeds, where they qualified as Chartered Accountants.  Matt spent six years at EY advising clients ranging from FTSE 100 businesses and multinational groups … Continued

Shopblocks targets global growth with £500k investment

Shopblocks – the fast-growing e-commerce platform backed by Dow Schofield Watts Angels (DSW Angels) –  has set its sights on the US market after securing a further £500,000 investment. The business has raised funding from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s GM Investment Fund, DSW Angels and members of the management team to support its expansion … Continued

International Fraud Awareness Week

This week it’s International Fraud Awareness Week and our Forensic Accounting team would like to share some valuable advice about how to minimise potential risks and steps to consider if you suspect fraudulent activity has taken place. As sales targets and budgets become harder to attain, the risk of fraud and/or inappropriate accounting increases. This … Continued

Eque2 acquires CLiPIT Solutions Ltd

Eque2, the leading software provider for the construction industry, has announced the acquisition of CLiPIT Solutions, the Yeovil-based company that specialises in fully-integrated construction accounting and job costing software solutions. Dave Graham of Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance assisted on the deal and Catriona Lang from Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided Financial Due Diligence. … Continued

DSW Angels expands its team

Dow Schofield Watts Angels (DSW Angels) – the business angel network – has expanded its team with the appointment of Ellie Boardman as Investment Executive. Ellie joins the firm from KPMG in Manchester where she spent three years working in the audit department and where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. During this time, she … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts ranked amongst top 75 accountancy firms

Dow Schofield Watts has been ranked in the UK’s top 75 accountancy firms for the second year running – highlighting its growing profile within the industry. The Accountancy Age Top 50+50 recognises the ‘movers and shakers’ of the accountancy world. Dow Schofield Watts is listed as number 72 in the 2019 tables, up from 73 … Continued

£220m Proseal sale named International Deal of Year at Dealmakers Awards

The £220m sale of Proseal, on which Dow Schofield Watts advised, has been named International Deal of the Year at Insider’s 2019 North West Dealmakers Awards. The Cheshire-based food packaging specialist was acquired by Chicago-based JBT Corporation in May in a deal that was one of the biggest in the North West during the year. … Continued

Business Women’s Week

To celebrate Business Women’s Week we’ve asked our Dow Schofield Watts partners and managers to share some valuable advice and insights into their career journeys in the accountancy industry.   Catriona Lang Partner – Transaction Services North West What do you feel are your biggest achievements?  Setting up a Transaction Services business from scratch with my … Continued

Events booking platform is first to offer ‘instant’ service

Poptop, the Newcastle company which operates the UK’s leading events booking platform, has become the first platform of its type worldwide to offer instant quotes and availability. Poptop’s Instant Quotes service allows users to get accurate pricing for everything from catering and music to photography and transport, check available dates and make provisional bookings. It … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands into Scotland

Dow Schofield Watts has expanded into Scotland through a partnership with Aberdeen’s leading mid-market dealmakers Hall Morrice Corporate Finance Ltd. The move will give the group a fifth UK base in addition to its offices in the North West, Leeds and London, and expertise in the oil and gas sector. The Aberdeen team will now … Continued

Record 10 nominations for DSW in Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards!

The Dow Schofield Watts team in Yorkshire & the North East has received no fewer than 10 nominations in this year’s Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards – the highest number in the firm’s history. Roger Esler and his team are in the running for Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year while Roger himself has been shortlisted … Continued