Dow Schofield Watts was the most active financial adviser in the North West in the first half of 2017, according to new figures from Experian.

The firm advised on 11 deals in the region during the six months. They included the acquisition of East Midlands IT support specialist Pyranet by Chester-based Townley Network Solutions (TNS); UKFast’s acquisition of cyber security firm Secure Information Assurance (S-IA) and Foresight Group’s £4m private equity investment in Clubhouse Golf.

James Dow, founding partner, says: “2016 was a landmark year for Dow Schofield Watts and our strong performance has continued in the first half of 2017. While overall deal activity in the North West has fallen slightly, we have bucked the trend and seen keen demand for our corporate finance and due diligence services.

“The recent launch of the Dow Schofield Watts Angels Network, which brings together investors with Northern technology businesses, will further raise our profile in the region and help establish the firm as the independent advisor of choice for commercial and private equity clients.”