New figures show DSW is one of top 10 UK dealmakers

New figures show DSW is one of top 10 UK dealmakers Dow Schofield Watts was the UK’s tenth most active corporate finance advisor in the first half of the year – up from 13th place in the same period last year, according to new figures from Experian. The group also ranked first in the North … Continued

Navigating the road ahead: a lender’s view

Navigating the road ahead: a lender’s view By Owen Malton of DSW Debt Advisory I left Clydesdale Yorkshire Bank – now known as Virgin Money – a month or so ago and am delighted to have joined Dow Schofield Watts (which has an enviable reputation) working in the Debt Advisory team alongside Phil Tarimo. I … Continued

Senior bankers join DSW Debt Advisory

Senior bankers join DSW Debt Advisory DSW Debt Advisory – which helps companies to raise debt funding – has made two new senior appointments. Owen Malton joins from Virgin Money, previously Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank, where he led the North of England structured finance business, while Matt Thomas was a director within the same team. … Continued

What is a career in professional services like?

What is a career in professional services like? A Q&A with DSW’s Young Professionals  A few weeks ago, in a canal-side bar in Deansgate, we gathered our new starters and a group of Northwest young professionals for a relaxed networking session over after-work drinks.   Not only was it an excellent opportunity to introduce our employees … Continued

What is a Debt Advisor?

What is a Debt Advisor? By Gavin Harrison At a recent ‘Frozen’ themed Birthday party (#daddysociallife) I was asked the classic ice-breaker question, “What is it you do?”. Now when I was a banker, this used to be an easy one (once I had explained that I was not ‘one of those nasty Investment ones’. Not my … Continued

DSW Capital strong results ahead of market expectations set at IPO

DSW Capital strong results ahead of market expectations set at IPO and new financial year started well DSW Capital, a fast-growing, mid-market, challenger professional services licence network and owner of the Dow Schofield Watts brand, is pleased to announce its audited results for the year ended 31 March 2022 (the “Period” or “FY22”). The Group … Continued

DSW Capital present full year 2022 results to PIWORLD

DSW Capital present full-year 2022 results to PIWORLD DSW management, James Dow & Nicole Burstow, present maiden full-year results for the period ended 31 March 2022 to PIWORLD in this investor presentation with a Q&A session to close.

Stating the obvious (Part 1): Covenant breaches

Stating the obvious (Part 1): Covenant breaches By Gavin Harrison My apologies upfront for the attention-seeking headline; but given this is a business article written by an Accountant/ex-Banker, I’m pretty confident that no-one will be expecting ground-breaking revelations, so I may as well be honest! On the subject of dealing with a Covenant breach however, … Continued

Strategic acquisitions: how to unlock the benefits

Strategic acquisitions: how to unlock the benefits Gregg Pendlington of Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team explains what type of deals can be considered strategic and how to structure them to achieve the best outcomes A strategic acquisition can transform a business in a number of ways. As well as enhancing value through combination synergies, … Continued

Corporate Finance Team Secure Two Wins at Yorkshire Rainmakers

Corporate Finance Team Secure Two Wins at Yorkshire Rainmakers The corporate finance team at Dow Schofield Watts has taken home two awards for deals they advised on at the Yorkshire Rainmakers Awards last Friday. The team were recognised in the Deal under £20m category for their work on the sale of Sheffield Forgemasters to the UK Ministry of Defence,  … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands corporate finance team

Dow Schofield Watts expands corporate finance team Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its corporate finance team in the North West with the appointment of Rose Arnold as an Executive. Rose has six years’ experience in finance. She started her career at PwC in Manchester, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant and worked in digital … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts supports Circus Starr for 7th year!

Dow Schofield Watts supports Circus Starr for the 7th year! Our North West Corporate Finance team has continued its ongoing support for Circus Starr for the 7th year running! The charity, which brings all the fun of the circus to children and families that may have found this difficult in the past, has created a … Continued