Comms Design acquired by Unipart

Comms Design acquired by Unipart The Yorkshire & North East corporate finance team of Dow Schofield Watts has advised Comms Design on its sale to Unipart Rail, the rail division of Unipart Group. The transaction followed an international marketing of the company to strategic trade parties. Comms Design is based in Harrogate, Yorkshire, and is … Continued

Aberdeen engineering firm J&S Subsea acquired by management

Aberdeen engineering firm J&S Subsea acquired by management Aberdeen subsea engineering firm J&S Subsea has been acquired by its management in a deal that signals confidence in the long term prospects for the North Sea. Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance advised the buyout team. A team led by Matt Blair acquired the J&S Subsea operation … Continued

Start-up raises £4m to roll out new EV charging points

Start-up raises £4m to roll out new EV charging points Dow Schofield Watts Aberdeen advised start-up Trojan Energy on its £4.1m seed funding round to support the roll-out of its on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging points. The product aims to help solve the issue of charging for vehicle owners without access to off-street parking, which is … Continued

RSK Acquires Morrison Falklands Ltd and Nicholas O’Dwyer

RSK, a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business, has announced the double acquisition of construction company Morrison Falklands Ltd (now trading as RSK Falkland Islands) and consulting engineering practice Nicholas O’Dwyer. The businesses, based in Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands, and Dublin, Ireland, respectively, are RSK’s second and third acquisitions of … 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

AFI receives investment from Pricoa

DSW’s Corporate Finance team in Yorkshire & the North East has advised the management of AFI-Uplift Limited (“AFI” or “the Group”) on the securing £60m of new long-term financing from Pricoa Private Capital (“Pricoa”). DSW has also advised AFI on the acquisition of Facelift (GB) Limited (“Facelift”). The overall deal size for the combined transactions … Continued

AFI gets a Facelift

DSW’s Corporate Finance team in Yorkshire & the North East has advised AFI-Uplift Limited (“AFI” or “the Group”), one of the UK and Middle East’s leading powered access specialists offering machine rental and sales and industry-accredited training and health & safety courses, on the acquisition of Facelift (GB) Limited (“Facelift”). Facelift is a long-established powered … Continued

Peak42 Acquired By Edwin James Group

“The quality and depth of the advice during early engagement set DSW apart from its competitors. We established a strong relationship working very closely with the team in the planning stages. This proved to be a key factor throughout the transaction process as we faced diligence challenges. We felt incredibly well represented with DSW consistently … Continued

Refinancing at Ashfield Extrusion

The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team of Dow Schofield Watts has advised Arklow Engineering Limited on a full refinancing of Ashfield Extrusion Limited, its wholly owned subsidiary. Ashfield Extrusion is a leading aluminium forward and reverse impact extrusion specialist supplying specialist components to the countermeasures, medical and pyrotechnics markets. It also manufactures aluminium … Continued

Working capital transaction for Altec Group

Shawbrook has completed a £3,000,000 working capital transaction for Altec Group, a precision engineering solutions provider based in County Durham with operations across the North of England. This facility initially comprises a £2,500,000 confidential invoice discounting line combined with a £500,000 cash flow loan.   Financial Due Diligence on the transaction was conducted by Dow … Continued

DSW Transaction Services assists WHP Group, the private equity-backed mobile telecoms services provider on latest acquisition

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services recently assisted mobile telecoms provider WHP Group in its bolt-on acquisition of Paragon Telecoms Limited. The acquisition comes swiftly after WHP’s secondary buyout by Palatine Private Equity in May 2015. Paragon, based in St Helens, was founded by Terry Flanagan and Paul Barrow in 2013, and specialises in telecoms, engineering … Continued

RSK Group Plc announces £33m innovative debt financing by Permira Credit Solutions II to support its continued international expansion

RSK Group Plc, the UK’s largest privately owned environmental consultancy, has secured a £33m long-term investment loan provided by a fund advised by Permira Debt Managers (“PDM”), the debt management and advisory arm of Permira and one of Europe’s leading specialist debt investors. PDM’s direct lending fund Permira Credit Solutions II (PCS2) will act as … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts provide finanical due diligence services to Graphite on recent acquisition in the oil sector

Dow Schofield Watts provided the financial due diligence for Graphite Capital, as they back the management buy-out of ICR, which provides repair and maintenance services to the global energy industry. ICR comprises four high quality, niche businesses that mainly operate in the UK and Middle East energy markets. Walker Technical is a specialist in composite … Continued