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

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

Supply chain solutions specialist raises PE funding for growth

Supply chain solutions specialist raises PE funding for growth Bis Henderson, a leading provider of professional services into the supply chain sector, has secured investment from London-based private equity firm TPA Capital. Dow Schofield Watts advised Bis Henderson on the deal, which will help accelerate its growth ambitions. Established by Andy Kaye in 2000 and … Continued

Inspired Energy completes bolt-on acquisition

Inspired Energy completes bolt-on acquisition Procurement consultancy Inspired Energy has continued its buy and build strategy with the acquisition of energy consultancy Businesswise Solutions. Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services advised on the deal. The Lancashire company has funded the acquisition from the group’s successful £31.3m placing and open offer completed in July last year. It … Continued

ControlPoint acquired by Ovarro

ControlPoint acquired by Ovarro The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team of Dow Schofield Watts has advised the shareholders of ControlPoint on its sale to Ovarro ControlPoint is based in Chesterfield and serves the utility sector with digital quality assurance and data management solutions. Its technology is used on gas and water pipelines around the World. ControlPoint’s system involves … Continued

BGF investment for building plastics supplier

BGF investment for building plastics supplier Dow Schofield Watts has provided Corporate Finance advice to Northern Building Plastics on its investment from BGF to support its growth plans. Northern Building Plastics, led by co-founders, Judah Wilson and Richard Lindop, opened its first super depot in Leeds in 2010, followed by a second site in Bolton in May … Continued

Ross Care acquisition creates market-leading mobility services group

Ross Care acquisition creates market-leading mobility services group Ross Care, a major provider of wheelchair services and mobility equipment, has been acquired by Millbrook Healthcare in a deal backed by Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP. Dow Schofield Watts advised Ross Care on the deal, which will create a national group that is a market leader within … Continued

MBO of Keysource backed by Tosca Debt Capital and Shawbrook Bank

MBO of Keysource backed by Tosca Debt Capital and Shawbrook Bank A management buyout at a data centres specialist has been backed by Manchester-based Tosca Debt Capital and Shawbrook Bank, who provided equity finance and debt funding, respectively. Terms of the deal are undisclosed. Sophie Colloby of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided due diligence … Continued

Inflexion Set To Exit Independent Insurance Broker

Inflexion Set To Exit Independent Insurance Broker One of the North’s largest independent insurance brokers is set to be acquired in a deal that provides an exit for Inflexion. Cheshire-headquartered Bollington Wilson was established in 2017 with the support of Inflexion following the merger of two long-standing North West firms; Bollington Insurance Brokers and F Wilson Insurance Brokers. … Continued

Yorkshire and North West teams buck trend with 32% rise in deal values

Yorkshire and North West teams buck trend with 32% rise in deal values Despite the challenges of 2020, Dow Schofield Watts’ Northern offices enjoyed a record year in terms of the value of deals they advised on. The teams in the North West and Yorkshire completed 54 deals with a total value of £1.27bn during … Continued

£100M Merger Creates New Estate Agency Group

£100M Merger Creates New Estate Agency Group Dow Schofield Watts advised Lomond Capital on its £100m merger with Linley & Simpson in a deal which will create a new national lettings and estate agency group. The transaction, which was backed by LDC and LGT Capital Partners, brings together some of the UK’s strongest brands in … Continued

Manchester IT Firm Acquires Warrington’s Xicon Cloud

Manchester IT Firm Expands With Acquisition Warrington’s Xicon Cloud A private equity-backed IT, cloud and digital transformation specialist based in Manchester has expanded with the acquisition of a Warrington business. Ed Brentnall and Tomos Edwards from Dow Schofield Watts advised on the financial due diligence. The takeover of Xicon Cloud by BCN Group is designed to strengthen … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts advises British Engineering Services on the acquisition of Lantei

DSW advises British Engineering Services on the acquisition of Lantei Lantei Limited – a leading UK specialist in electrical testing, compliance, and remedial works – has been acquired by British Engineering Services. Based in Preston and employing a team of 80 engineers, Lantei is the latest addition to the British Engineering Services Group. Alongside electrical testing and compliance, … Continued

Major Feed Company Merges with Manufacture

Major Feed Company Merges with Manufacture Dodson & Horrell has announced a merger with animal feed manufacturer HJ Lea Oakes. Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence on the deal. The venture will bring together the equine, poultry and zoo feed division of Dodson & Horrell Ltd with HJ Lea Oakes from 11 … Continued