“Dow Schofield Watts was the most active financial advisor” in Q1 2016 – Experian UK Regional M&A Report and League Tables

Deal Review and Advisor League Tables Q1 2016 Yorkshire & The Humber M&A Activity There were a total of 120 M&A and ECM transactions announced in Yorkshire & Humber during Q1 2016, the same number recorded for the corresponding period the previous year. However, year-on-year deal values  fell by 69% from £1.8bn announced during Q1 2015 to £552m … Continued

Vacancy | Full Time Office Administrator

We’re on the lookout for an Office Administrator to join our dynamic and progressive team. You will be responsible supporting the smooth running of our office. The successful applicant will have proven experience in a PA and/or Administrative role and have excellent interpersonal skills. We are looking for a team player who would contribute towards … 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

Dow Schofield Watts investment arm PHD Equity Partners invests in luxury travel company, 1st Class Holidays

PHD Equity Partners, the private equity fund focused on investing in “scale up” business opportunities has invested £2.5 million in 1st Class Holidays – the UK’s leading provider of luxury tailor-made holidays to Canada based in Manchester. The £2.5 million investment will accelerate the growth ambitions of the company and will provide an exit for Finance … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts named as “Gold Partner” to offer support to firms at Sci-Tech Daresbury

Sci-Tech Daresbury has announced partner professional firms and organisations which will offer business support services for firms based on the site. Dow Schofield Watts has been providing advice to businesses based at Sci-Tech,  Daresbury since 2011.  Dave Graham and Philip Sarthou continue to drive our support to the businesses sited at Sci-Tech. DWF, Dow Schofield … 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

Continuing expansion for Dow Schofield Watts with the appointment of Jeff Gardner

New Director appointment to the Yorkshire & North East Transaction Services team of Dow Schofield Watts Dow Schofield Watts (“DSW”), the leading specialist professional advisory and equity finance firm, is delighted to announce the appointment of Jeff Gardner as a Director in its Transaction Services team. He will be based in the Yorkshire & North East office. … Continued

New office for expanding Dow Schofield Watts team

The North West office of Dow Schofield Watts has moved into striking new office space on one of the largest business parks in the North West, Daresbury Park.  Dow Schofield Watts purchased the two-story office block at the end of 2014, in a £1.25 million deal and have undertaken a substantial programme of refurbishment. After … 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