DSW team advise on sale of leading IT solutions firm

DSW team advise on sale of leading IT solutions firm Agilitas IT Solutions – the UK’s leading services provider to IT channel partners – has changed hands in one of the most significant tech sector deals in recent months. NVM Private Equity has sold its stake in Agilitas to international private equity investor Perwyn. Dow … Continued

Beech Tree Private Equity invests in Microsoft Cloud Specialist

Beech Tree Private Equity invests in Microsoft Cloud Specialist Beech Tree Private Equity has invested in Transparity Solutions and is set to support the fast-growing Microsoft cloud specialist’s plans to scale up rapidly in a fragmented market. Beech Tree and Newco were advised by Ed Brentnall, Rob Parker and Rebecca Smith of Dow Schofield Watts … Continued

BCN Group acquires Runcorn’s Polymorph

BCN Group acquires Runcorn’s Polymorph BCN Group has acquired Runcorn-based digital company Polymorph, for an undisclosed sum. The merger is expected to bring BCN revenues of more than £30m per year, with Polymorph’s latest accounts showing a turnover in excess of £4m. Ed Brentnall of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence for BCN … Continued

Eque2 acquires CLiPIT Solutions Ltd

Eque2, the leading software provider for the construction industry, has announced the acquisition of CLiPIT Solutions, the Yeovil-based company that specialises in fully-integrated construction accounting and job costing software solutions. Dave Graham of Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance assisted on the deal and Catriona Lang from Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided Financial Due Diligence. … Continued

Perfect Image Announces Successful Management Buyout

Perfect Image, a Newcastle-based IT services company, has successfully undergone a Management Buy Out (MBO), completed by Chief Executive Officer (formerly Chief Operating Officer), Rob Hankin, and Sales and Marketing Director, Andrew Smith. The MBO was backed by Chiltern Capital, a private equity firm that supports exciting businesses with ambitious teams to grow and develop. … Continued

Blue Logic Deal Set to Create “Northern IT Powerhouse”

A £7m-turnover IT services company with more than 500 business clients across Yorkshire and the North East has been acquired by a Manchester-based counterpart in a deal that is set to create a “Northern IT Powerhouse”, with due diligence support from Dow Schofield Watts. Blue Logic was established in 2007 and has its head office in … Continued

DSW provides due diligence on aviation investment by Mobeus Equity

Mobeus has invested £3.7m to support Redline Assured Security Ltd (“Redline”), a world leader in the provision of security training, quality assurance and consulting, primarily to the aviation sector. The funding will be used to accelerate the roll out of Redline’s products and services in a number of new international markets. The Doncaster-based business was … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provides due diligence for acquisitive talent management group, Nicholas Associates

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services in Leeds provided due diligence to Yorkshire-based Nicholas Associates Group and RBS on the latest acquisition for the group; Ashley Kate HR, a specialist HR recruitment company, for an undisclosed seven figure sum. The acquisition is the second in six weeks for the Nicholas Associates group, and follows a deal … Continued

DSW Transaction Services provided financial due diligence to North West based specialist agricultural and distribution business NWF, on latest acquisition

North west based specialist agricultural and distribution business NWF has made a bolt-on acquisition which will see growth in its fuel business. The Nantwich, Cheshire headquartered group has acquired Staffordshire Fuels, a 32 million litres per year fuel distribution business operating in Staffordshire and the West Midlands. This acquisition will increase NWF Fuel’s annual volume … 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

Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of Bell Trailers (Rental) Limited on their sale to Pan-European rival TIP Trailer Services Limited

East Lancashire-based Bell Trailers has agreed to sell to one of Europe’s leading equipment services providers, TIP Trailer Services, for an undisclosed sum. The management team of Bell Trailers will remain with the business and will continue to develop complementary business opportunities with Tip Trailer Services. Nelson-based articulated trailer and rental sales firm, Bell Trailers, … 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