New report ranks DSW group in UK’s top 10 dealmakers

New report ranks DSW group in UK’s top 10 dealmakers Dow Schofield Watts was the sixth most active corporate finance advisor in the UK in the first quarter of the year, according to new figures from Experian. The group also ranked in first place in the North West, joint third in Scotland, and fifth in the … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts opens Edinburgh office as part of Scottish expansion

Dow Schofield Watts opens Edinburgh office as part of Scottish expansion Dow Schofield Watts has opened a new office in Edinburgh as part of its plans to build its presence in Scotland. The firm, which has an existing office in Aberdeen, is also expanding its services in Scotland to include fundraising for private equity firms … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands Transaction Services team

Dow Schofield Watts expands Transaction Services team Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its Transaction Services team in Yorkshire & the North East with the appointment of Will Parry as an Executive. Will is a Chartered Accountant with six years’ experience. This includes two years in Audit with Deloitte in Leeds, where he led audits on … 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 Yorkshire & the North East with the appointment of Mike Barker as an Associate. Mike is a Chartered Accountant with over seven years’ experience in finance, having started his career with EY in Leeds, where he worked in … Continued

£2m grant fund aims to attract professional services teams

£2m grant fund aims to attract professional services teams Dow Schofield Watts has earmarked £2m in grant funding to attract professional services teams as it seeks to expand its UK footprint. The Dow Schofield Watts Entrepreneurship Grant scheme will be open to ‘break-out teams’ from top-tier firms who want to set up their own business … Continued

New report places Dow Schofield Watts in top 20 UK dealmakers

New report places Dow Schofield Watts in top 20 UK dealmakers Dow Schofield Watts was one of the top 20 most active corporate finance advisers in the UK in 2021, according to the latest figures from Experian. Its Market IQ report, which includes mergers and acquisitions involving a UK company, show the firm advised on … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands transaction services team

Dow Schofield Watts expands transaction services team Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its North West transaction services team with the appointment of Alex Aitchison and Elliot Pledger as executives. Alex joins from Liverpool Football Club, where he was part of the financial planning and analysis team helping to manage forecasts and produce budgets. He has … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts launches specialist asset-based lending service

Dow Schofield Watts launches specialist asset-based lending service Two leading asset-based lending specialists have joined Dow Schofield Watts to launch a new service providing due diligence and risk management services for clients in the sector. Hazel Lomas and Martin Ellison have over 60 years’ experience between them during which time they have worked with most … Continued

DSW Ventures opens new office in Manchester city centre

DSW Ventures opens new office in Manchester city centre DSW Ventures, the venture capital business which is part of the Dow Schofield Watts network, has opened a new office in Manchester to consolidate its presence as one of the UK’s leading regional VCs. The firm has taken space in the city’s historic Bonded Warehouse – … Continued

Bumper year for Dow Schofield Watts’ Northern dealmakers

Bumper year for Dow Schofield Watts’ Northern dealmakers Dealmakers at Dow Schofield Watts’ Northern offices almost doubled the volume and value of deals completed in 2021 in a bumper year for the firm. The teams in Yorkshire & the North East and the North West advised on 107 deals with a total value of £2.45bn … Continued

Successful IPO for DSW Capital

Successful IPO for DSW Capital Today we are proud to announce that DSW Capital, owner of the Dow Schofield Watts brand, will be listing on AIM, having raised gross proceeds of approximately £5 million which will support our continued expansion across the UK. On sharing this news James Dow, CEO of DSW Capital and one … Continued

Rapid rise puts Dow Schofield Watts in top 50 accounting firms

Rapid rise puts Dow Schofield Watts in top 50 accounting firms Dow Schofield Watts has been named as one of the UK’s top 50 accountancy firms, after rapidly rising up the rankings in recent years. The firm has climbed 10 places to reach 49th position in the 2021 Accountancy Age Top 50+50, which ‘puts a spotlight … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Yorkshire Team wins Deal of the Year

Dow Schofield Watts Yorkshire Team wins Deal of the Year The Dow Schofield Watts Yorkshire Corporate Finance team has taken home Deal of the Year (£5-25m) at the 2021 Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards. On being recognised for their work on the acquisition of Sheffield Forgemasters by the UK Ministry of Defence, Roger Esler said, “it was … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands corporate finance team in Scotland

Dow Schofield Watts expands corporate finance team in Scotland Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its Corporate Finance team in Aberdeen with the appointment of Ross Irvine as Assistant Manager. Ross, who previously worked in the audit team at PwC, has six years’ experience in finance. Having started his career at Henderson Loggie, he was one … Continued