Dow Schofield Watts ranks at #11 in the UK deals adviser league in 2022

Dow Schofield Watts was the 11th most active corporate finance adviser in the UK in 2022, according to new figures from Experian.

UK deals adviser rankings

Its Market IQ’s M&A Review showed the firm advised on 79 deals nationally during the year – an increase of 68 deals in 2021. It also came in the top five in the North West and the top ten in the South West, Midlands and Yorkshire.

In the North West, DSW retained its #2 position, advising on 49 deals. In the Midlands, DSW rose to #8, up from #11 in 2021 after advising on 18 deals, while the Yorkshire team advised on 12 deals and was ranked #9. The most significant rise was in the South West where DSW advised on 11 deals and rose 18 places to reach #10.

Experian’s report shows that M&A volume declined slightly in 2022 with 7,080 transactions announced over the year – down from 7,210 in 2021.

Gregg Pendlington of DSW Corporate Finance, says: “Despite the market’s slight drop off in deals in 2022, our corporate finance business has seen an increase in the number of transactions advised on in 2021. This is a testament to our expertise and flexibility together with the relationships we build with our clients and advisers over the long term.”