M&A network is now one of the world’s top 8

M&A network is now one of the world’s top 8 Pandea Global M&A has become one of the top eight of its type in the world after attracting a host of new members. Founded by Dow Schofield Watts, the international corporate finance advisor network has welcomed 10 new advisory firms in the past 12 months, … Continued

DSW leaps to 6th in UK corporate finance rankings and 9th in Scotland

DSW leaps to 6th in UK corporate finance rankings and 9th in Scotland Dow Schofield Watts was the UK’s sixth most active corporate finance advisor in the first nine months of the year – up from 13th position last year, according to the latest Experian Market IQ report. The report also shows the firm leapt … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts rises to 48th position in Top 50 + 50

Dow Schofield Watts rises to 48th position in Top 50 + 50 Dow Schofield Watts has continued its rise in the Accountancy Age Top 50+ 50 reaching 48th position in 2022. Celebrating excellence in accountancy practice, the rankings “spotlight the top accounting firms in the UK”.   The last two years have seen Dow Schofield … Continued

Insider name MAPD Group’s acquisition of Bermans as Deal of the Month

Insider name MAPD Group’s acquisition of Bermans as Deal of the Month Insider has named The MAPD Group‘s acquisition of Bermans (a Liverpool and Manchester-based firm specialising in commercial law) as the Deal of the Month. MAPD now has a 75 per cent stake in Bermans with 25 per cent retained by Bermans’ partners to … Continued

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

£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

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 15th most active corporate finance adviser in the UK in the first nine months of 2021 – up from 24 in the same period last year. The latest figures from Experian’s Market IQ report, which include deals involving a UK … Continued

Women in accountancy: Interview with Jill Jones

Women in accountancy: Interview with Jill Jones Jill Jones is the former North West Regional Managing Partner of RSM where she was also a main board director and acting COO until her departure in June 2020. She is now a Non-Executive Director at Dow Schofield Watts and a number of other organisations. Here she talks … 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

Busting finance jargon with Roger Esler #4

Busting finance jargon with Roger Esler #4 IBOs, MBOs, LBOs, SBOs, TBOs, MBIs and BIMBOs The decision for business owners to pursue a private equity (or financial buyer) exit route versus a trade sale process is a fundamental one. In Busting Jargon #3, the challenges and risks of mixing two processes together, when each can … Continued

Busting finance jargon with Roger Esler #3

Busting finance jargon with Roger Esler #3 Pre-emptives, limited auctions, wide auctions, twin track, triple track, sales agents, business brokers, spaghetti There are many ways to manage a business sale processes depending on the specific attributes and qualities of a particular business, the nature of its buyer audience and the objectives of its shareholders. It … Continued

Regional investors collaborate to improve access to funding

Regional investors collaborate to improve access to funding Two regional investors have agreed a new strategic partnership to provide enhanced support for early-stage companies in the Northern Powerhouse region. DSW Ventures and NorthInvest have been working together for some time, with the former having invested in two companies – PopTop and OneUtilityBill – as a … Continued

Nicole Burstow speaks with WeAreTheCity

Nicole Burstow speaks with WeAreTheCity Our finance director Nicole Burstow has spoken to WeAreTheCity highlighting how changes will offer new hope for women in accountancy & create a more bright and diverse community where women can thrive. Read the article here.