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 advise on a range of business tax issues, with a particular focus on mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and other corporate transactions.

Simon, who will be based at the firm’s headquarters in Daresbury, will work alongside other teams within the group including corporate finance and transaction services as well as its angel network Dow Schofield Watts Angels and its private equity arm, PHD Equity Partners. DSW Tax Consulting is one of a number of specialist tax services offered by Dow Schofield Watts, including private client tax, VAT and tax resolution for those in dispute with HMRC.

Simon said: “Dow Schofield Watts is a highly respected name with a strong track record. I look forward to working alongside the team to help clients achieve their objectives in the most tax efficient way – whether they are considering an acquisition or disposal, want advice on employee incentives or simply a review of their business tax position.”

James Dow, founder of Dow Schofield Watts, said: “DSW Tax Consulting will complement our existing services and further expand our expertise, highlighting Dow Schofield Watts as a natural alternative to the ‘big four’.”

Simon Denye Tax Consultancy and James Dow