New report ranks DSW group in UK’s top 10 dealmakers

Dow Schofield Watts was the sixth most active corporate finance advisor in the UK in the first quarter of the year, according to new figures from Experian.

New report places Dow Schofield Watts in top 20 UK dealmakers

The group also ranked in first place in the North West, joint third in Scotland, and fifth in the Midlands and South West in terms of the number of deals advised on during the three months.

Experian’s Market IQ report shows that Dow Schofield Watts has bucked the trend by maintaining activity levels despite a fall in deals volumes in the market overall. The DSW teams completed 20 deals in the first quarter of 2022, the same number as in the first quarter last year. By contrast overall deal volumes were down by 36% on last year, when pent-up demand following the various lockdowns drove M&A activity to unprecedented levels.

The Experian figures include deals advised on by Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance teams in London, the North West, Yorkshire and Aberdeen and by Camlee, which is based in Cheshire and part of the Dow Schofield Watts group.