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.

8 Weeks in Venture Capital

8 Weeks in Venture Capital By Oliver Rogers, Analyst in the DSW Angels Team My first few weeks in Venture Capital have taught me that it’s a non-stop learning environment. Dow Schofield Watts Angels receives about 50 applications for funding a month, so at any one time, there are many different businesses in the pipeline. … Continued

Proseal UK Limited To Be Acquired By US Corporation In £220m Deal

Food packaging specialist to be acquired by US corporation in £220m deal Proseal UK Limited – the UK firm which is a leading provider of tray sealing technology to the food industry – is to be acquired by Chicago-based JBT Corporation. JBT, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has signed a definitive … Continued

Selling Your Main Residence and Capital Gains Tax

Selling Your Main Residence and Capital Gains Tax An update from DSW Tax Consultant Simon Denye If you make a financial gain from selling your home, it is NORMALLY exempt from capital gains tax (CGT) because of private residence relief (PRR). However, this is not necessarily the case if you have not lived at the … Continued

Operam Education Group receives investment from BGF and HSBC

Operam Education Group receives investment from BGF and HSBC Funding supports the acquisition of Teachers UK and The Education Specialists 11 March 2019: Operam Education Group, which operates in the education recruitment sector, has received investment from BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, and HSBC. The funding will support further … Continued

£4.5M investment for Quick Reach Powered Access

A Manchester-headquartered equipment hire business has secured a £4.5m equity investment from Mercia Fund Managers in Warwickshire. Quick Reach Powered Access, which also depots in Birmingham, Doncaster, East London and Wishaw in Scotland, was founded in 2014 by brothers John and David Barton. The investment is the second from Mercia’s £45.1m EV Growth II fund … Continued

Springboard for Springfield

Springfield Solutions Limited (“Springfield”), a Hull based niche digital label printing and brand management business, has been provided with a significant funding package by HSBC Corporate Banking in Hull. Springfield was originally set up and established by Albert Dass over 40 years ago with HSBC as its banker. This long-standing relationship has enabled HSBC to … Continued

International M&A Network Completes 110 Deals In 2018

In 2018, Pandea Global M&A (“Pandea”) member firms completed 110 transactions with a combined value of over €1.6 billion, the network has confirmed. Pandea is a global network of selected independent firms with a primary focus on creating and executing cross border M&A transactions to add significant value to its member’s clients such as providing … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Launches Tax Consultancy Arm

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its services with the launch of a new tax consultancy arm. DSW Tax Consulting will be led by Simon Denye who has over 21 years’ experience as a tax specialist with firms including PwC and KPMG and most recently as Tax Director at CLB Coopers. It will … Continued

Coronation Street: A Forensic Accountant’s Perspective

Coronation Street: A Forensic Accountant’s Perspective Inspired by recent events at Corrie’s famous Underworld factory, in this article, we will take a brief look at shareholder disputes, share transfers and business valuations and their connection to the cobbles. Drama on the Cobbles! For those who don’t know (although you really should), Underworld is the lingerie … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts in The Sun

One of Dow Schofield Watts’ founders, James Dow, has been featured online by the newspaper The Sun. In an article on the signing Christian Pulisic (the 20-year-old American forward) to Chelsea FC. James explains to readers how this move may lead to more business growth generated by the UK Premier League over in America. To read the … Continued