Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its North West dealmaking teams with two new appointments. 

James Curtis, who is Associate Director in the corporate finance teamjoins from MC Vanguard, where he also qualified as an accountant. Having started his career in the technical arm of the British Army, James also worked as a management consultant advising corporates in the aviation and hospitality sectors, mainly in the Middle East 

At Dow Schofield Watts, he will be advising firms on deals such as acquisitions and disposals, as well as debt and equity fundraising and exit strategies. 

Matt Jones, who joins the Transaction Services team, arrives from Deloitte, where he spent four years working in assurance and advisory for a wide range of clients from multinationals to private UK-based companies. In his new role he will provide financial due diligence for businessesprivate equity firms and other funders. 

Ed Brentnall, joint head of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services in the North West, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Matt to the team. He is another high calibre individual who was attracted to our business model, and will support us in our commitment to growing our presence across the North. 

James Dow, founding partner of Dow Schofield Watts, added: “As these appointments show, we continue to recruit fresh talent and expand our teams in line with our growing reputation as a leading dealmaker, both in the North West and nationwide market.” 

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