Dow Schofield Watts expands corporate finance team 

Dow Schofield Watts expands corporate finance team  Advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its North West corporate finance team with the appointment of Rachel Green as Executive.  Rachel joins from Deloitte, where she spent six years working in international audit for clients including US listed companies, carrying out financial due diligence for businesses involved in acquisitions and where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant.   At Dow Schofield Watts, she … Continued

DSW Angels hits milestone deal flow at 1,000 applicants for funding 

DSW Angels hits milestone deal flow at 1,000 applicants for funding  DSW Angels, the business angel network, is celebrating a milestone after receiving its 1,000th application for funding within two years of its launch.   The business, which was started in the North but expanded to other regions in recent months, has also become one of the largest in the UK with over 100 investors. Last … Continued

Jackson Lees Group acquired by MAPD Ventures 

Jackson Lees Group acquired by MAPD Ventures Law firm Jackson Lees Group, which has more than 280 staff across six North West offices, has been acquired by MAPD Ventures via a management buyout led by its current chief executive and chief operating officer, Brian Cullen and Joanna Kingston-Davies, for an undisclosed sum. Having received funding … Continued

Top banker joins Dow Schofield Watts to launch new service

Top banker joins Dow Schofield Watts to launch new service  One of the North’s best known bankers has joined Dow Schofield Watts to launch a debt advisory arm.  Phil Tarimo will lead the new service, DSW Debt Advisory, which is aimed at medium-sized companies seeking debt funding of £20m or above. It will initially operate from the firm’s Northern offices but the aim is to roll it out nationally.  Phil, who was the North of England Regional Managing Director for … Continued

a2e Industries secures £25m long-term AS.G funding from Magnetar Capital

a2e Industries secures £25m long-term AS.G funding from Magnetar Capital a2e Industries has secured a £25 million term loan facility for its fast-growing aerospace grouping, Aero Services.Global group (AS.G), with a new funding package provided by Magnetar Capital (Magnetar). Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence. In addition, Close Brothers Asset Finance has … Continued

Bollington Wilson Insurers buy Prophet Trade Credit Ltd.

Bollington Wilson Insurers buy Prophet Trade Credit Ltd. Brokerage firm Bollington Wilson Insurers has completed a deal to buy Harrogate-based broker Prophet Trade Credit Ltd. as part of a bigger expansion plan for 2020. Dow Schofield Watts’ Corporate Finance and Transaction Support teams assisted Bollington Wilson. The sale adds over £4 million ($5.2 million) gross … Continued

BCN Group acquires Runcorn’s Polymorph

BCN Group acquires Runcorn’s Polymorph BCN Group has acquired Runcorn-based digital company Polymorph, for an undisclosed sum. The merger is expected to bring BCN revenues of more than £30m per year, with Polymorph’s latest accounts showing a turnover in excess of £4m. Ed Brentnall of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence for BCN … Continued

RSK acquires Salix First deal of 2020

RSK acquires Salix: First deal of 2020 RSK, a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business, has today announced the acquisition of river restoration and erosion control specialists Salix. The addition to the rapidly expanding RSK group is the first acquisition of 2020 and the ninth in the 2019/2020 financial year. RSK was advised … Continued

Nicole Burstow speaks with WeAreTheCity

Nicole Burstow speaks with WeAreTheCity Our finance director Nicole Burstow has spoken to WeAreTheCity highlighting how changes will offer new hope for women in accountancy & create a more bright and diverse community where women can thrive. Read the article here.

Dow Schofield Watts invests in Camlee Group

Dow Schofield Watts invests in Camlee Group Dow Schofield Watts has made a strategic investment in Camlee Group, the Manchester-based corporate finance boutique which is a leading provider of business sales advice to SMEs.  The deal was supported by a seven-figure debt facility from OakNorth Bank.  Camlee will continue to service the SME market under its existing brand, while co-operating closely with Dow Schofield Watts, which focuses on mid-market deals and is one of … Continued

£2M Boost for Sunseekers

£2M Boost for Sunseekers North West sunbed and tanning shop specialist Sunseekers has secured a £2m loan from ThinCats as part of its plans to increase its presence across the region. ThinCats was introduced to the Sunseekers team by advisers Dave Graham and Philip Hodgson of Dow Schofield Watts, who had strong ties with the … Continued

Time to Talk

Time to Talk For Time to Talk day (Thursday 6th February) we supported the Time to Change movement to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. We chose to talk about mental health by sharing our tips for managing stress and looking after our mental health with our colleagues. It … Continued

National Apprenticeship Week

As it’s National Apprenticeship Week we decided to speak to our resident Business & Administration apprentice Laura Bentley to find out how working while studying can be a winning combination. How did you decide an apprenticeship was something you wanted to do? I wanted to gain work experience as well as increase my qualification portfolio. … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services promotes Ros Jones to director

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has promoted Ros Jones to Director within its North West Transaction Services team. Ros, who joined in June 2015, is now the most long-standing member of the team aside from the partners. During that time she has worked closely with a number of clients including NWF plc, Wavenet and … Continued