Dow Schofield Watts, the independent corporate advisory firm, has appointed Luke Pedley as a Corporate Finance Associate in its Yorkshire & North East Corporate office. 

Luke joins from RSM Corporate Finance where he spent four years working in the firm’s London and Manchester offices. There he worked on a wide range of transactions including trade sales, acquisitions, debt and private equity refinancings and IPOs. 

Luke graduated with a degree in English Language from the University of Manchester in 2010. He then attained a law degree whilst working in at a growing e-commerce start-up in London. 

Luke then joined the RSM Corporate Finance team in 2014 where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Client experience includes technology, infrastructure, manufacturing and healthcare amongst others. 

The Yorkshire & North East DSW team now numbers 14 professionals across its Corporate Finance, Transaction Services, Forensic and Wealth Advisory disciplines. Further appointments are anticipated later this year.  

Luke commented: “The scale and dynamism of the Yorkshire and North East market has been a big factor in my decision to move across the Pennines. The credentials of the DSW team and the wide range of transactions and clients, drew me to the firm. The equity investing activities through PHD Equity Partners and the launch this month of the Pangea M&A international network have also been significant plus points.”  

Roger Esler, Corporate Finance Director at DSW commented: “We have experienced considerable momentum across all our specialist advisory businesses over the last few years. Someone of Luke’s experience and calibre joining the Corporate Finance team is another step in our progressive growth plan for this region and for DSW generally.”