Dow Schofield Watts continues growth with launch of new Reading office

Dow Schofield Watts continues growth with launch of new Reading office Dow Schofield Watts has launched a new office in Reading as part of its continued expansion across the UK. The firm, which is known as a ‘challenger brand’ in the accountancy sector, operates a unique licensing model that empowers professionals to run their own … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts in the running four times at Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards

Dow Schofield Watts in the running four times at Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards The Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards shortlist has been announced, with Dow Schofield Watts appearing in the running four times for: Deal of the Year (between £5m – £25m) – for the investment in Lights4fun by NorthEdge Deal of the Year (between £5m – £25m) … Continued

North West Dealmakers Awards shortlist announced

North West Dealmakers Awards shortlist announced The North West Dealmakers Awards shortlist has been announced, with Dow Schofield Watts nominated for 5 categories including: Mid-Market Corporate Finance Team of the Year – having advised on 27 deals valued at £625m this year. Transaction Services Team of the Year Deal of the Year (£10M-£50M) – British … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Debt Advisory expands to London and South East 

Dow Schofield Watts Debt Advisory expands to London and South East Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its debt fundraising arm with the launch of a new operation covering London and the South East. Gavin Harrison has joined as head of DSW Debt Advisory in the region. Gavin has spent over 20 years in banking and finance, having started his career at PwC and worked … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts win Niche Firm of the Year

Dow Schofield Watts win Niche Firm of the Year Congratulations to our Yorkshire & North East team, who have won Niche Firm of the Year at the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards! It is the second time running they have won this award, and this year they were also runner up for the Corporate Finance Services award. … Continued

Test and measurement specialist acquired by US market leader

Test and measurement specialist acquired by US market leader MCS Test – the St Asaph-based company which is one of the UK’s leading test and measurement solutions providers – has been acquired by the US market leader, TestEquity. The North West advisory team from Dow Schofield Watts advised the shareholders of MCS Test on the … Continued

DSW ranked in top 15 corporate finance advisers in UK

DSW ranked in top 15 corporate finance advisers in UK Dow Schofield Watts has been named as the 14th most active corporate finance adviser in the UK in the first half of 2021 – up from 24 in the same period last year. The latest figures from Experian’s Market IQ report, which include deals involving … Continued

Sheffield Forgemasters acquired by the UK Ministry of Defence

Sheffield Forgemasters acquired by the UK Ministry of Defence The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team at Dow Schofield Watts has advised the Board of Sheffield Forgemasters on the sale of its entire share capital to the UK Ministry of Defence Founded over 200 years ago, Sheffield Forgemasters provides casting and forging solutions for … Continued

Collabco sale creates new global force in education software market

Collabco sale creates new global force in education software market Collabco – the UK company behind the student engagement platform myday – has been acquired by US-based Ready Education in a deal that brings together three market leaders across Europe and North America, with Netherlands-based StuComm also being acquired. Collabco, a software development specialist based … Continued

Corporate finance team in running for Rainmaker Awards

Corporate finance team in running for Rainmaker Awards Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team in the North West have been shortlisted for the 2021 Rainmaker Awards. The team are in the running for the Corporate Finance Team of the Year. Meanwhile, a deal on which they advised – the acquisition of Bollington Wilson Group by … Continued

5 reasons to split your property from your business

5 reasons to split your property from your business Entrepreneurs value the security of owning their own premises but there can be drawbacks, especially if you are selling the business. Gerard Lucas from Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team explains when it might be best to separate the two. For many entrepreneurs, there are few … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Sponsor Neston All Sports Stars

Dow Schofield Watts Sponsor Neston All Sports Stars We are delighted to have provided funding to Neston Cricket Clubs All Sports Stars initiative, which provides 18 weeks of free coaching for 3 to 10 year olds. The youngsters receive coaching in Cricket, Tennis and Hockey at the club’s excellent grounds, which features 2 cricket pitches, … Continued

DSW Staff raise money for #BumpItForward

DSW Staff raise money for #BumpItForward Partners and employees at Dow Schofield Watts have raised £526 by giving the equivalent of their COVID19 vaccine to protect frontline staff in African countries who have to wait for theirs through the #BumpItForward campaign set up by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. A vaccine costs approximately £25 … Continued

Hot property: How to cash in on the e-commerce boom

Hot property: How to cash in on the e-commerce boom Record demand for industrial and distribution space is opening up new opportunities for owners and occupiers. Simon Wood and James Dow outline four ways they can benefit With over a third of all retail sales now made online, the race is on to find enough … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands Leeds team

Dow Schofield Watts expands Leeds team Advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its transaction service team in Leeds with the appointment of Chris Brownlee. Chris joins from PWC, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and spent four years in the audit department working with clients including ‘Magic Circle’ law firms, major construction companies … Continued