Buying a business from administration – tips from a professional

Buying a business from administration – tips from a professional With company insolvencies at a 30-year high, there have rarely been more opportunities to buy an ailing business. Tom Grummitt from insolvency firm Bridgewood (part of the DSW Network), who acts as an administrator in many cases, offers some advice Over 25,000 companies became insolvent … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands with launch of R&D tax relief service

Dow Schofield Watts expands with launch of R&D tax relief service Financial advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts (DSW) has expanded its tax practice with the addition of a new service to advise on R&D tax relief and other innovation tax incentives. It will be led by Shenal Wijetunge, who joins from Signature Group and who … Continued

Promotion at Dow Schofield Watts North West corporate finance team

Promotion at Dow Schofield Watts North West Corporate Finance team Dow Schofield Watts (DSW) has announced the promotion of Daniel Walker to Director at its North West Corporate Finance team. Dan joined DSW’s corporate finance team almost seven years ago after qualifying as an accountant at KPMG. He has advised on over 25 completed corporate … Continued

DSW Capital promotes Pete Fendall to COO

DSW Capital promotes Pete Fendall to COO We are pleased to announce that Pete Fendall has been appointed to the Board of DSW Capital as Chief Operating Officer. Pete – who is currently the Business Development & Operations Director and Company Secretary – joined DSW Capital in September 2021 to help facilitate the IPO. He … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team expands again

Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team expands again Dow Schofield Watts (DSW) has confirmed the appointment of an additional Partner in its rapidly expanding Midlands corporate finance team. Ryan Shields joins from Grant Thornton in Milton Keynes, where he was an M&A Director. Ryan is the fifth and final founding member to join the team, … Continued

DSW Sponsors the Unsung Hero Awards for The Second Time

DSW sponsors the Unsung Hero Awards for the second time Dow Schofield Watts’ Corporate Finance team in the North West has pledged their support for The Unsung Hero Awards (UHA) by again sponsoring the awards ceremony that will take place on 15th March 2024, at the Hilton Hotel in Deansgate, Manchester. The UHA Awards, established … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts moves to 6 Wellington Place in Leeds 

Dow Schofield Watts moves to 6 Wellington Place in Leeds  Dow Schofield Watts has relocated to new offices at 6 Wellington Place in Leeds, a move that will place it at the heart of the city’s professional community. Since launching in 2012, the DSW Corporate Finance and Transaction Services teams have worked with businesses across … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Thames Valley surpasses £100M in deals – cementing its position in local corporate finance market

Dow Schofield Watts Thames Valley surpasses £100M in deals – cementing its position in local corporate finance market The Reading office of advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts (DSW) has advised on transactions exceeding £100m in the past 12 months, further solidifying its position in the Thames Valley corporate finance and tax advisory market. During the … Continued

New London office, promotion and expansion for Dow Schofield Watts

New London office, promotion and expansion for Dow Schofield Watts Dow Schofield Watts (DSW) has announced the relocation of its London office. It has also promoted a key team member and added three new recruits to its corporate finance and transaction services teams.  The move to 44 Maiden Lane, WC2, is due to expanding its … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands North West corporate finance team 

Dow Schofield Watts expands North West corporate finance team  Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its North West corporate finance team with the appointment of Jack Keoghan. He joined Deloitte in Liverpool, where he spent the last six years in its audit team, with his last role as a manager working across the retail, finance, and … Continued

Six ways to maximise the value of your business in the run-up to a sale

Six ways to maximise the value of your business in the run-up to a sale In a more cautious climate, buyers and investors are placing greater emphasis on due diligence. Roger Esler, Partner and Founder of Dow Schofield Watts’ Corporate Finance team in Yorkshire & the North East explains how vendors can plan and prepare … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts continues expansion with the launch of DSW Principal Partners

Dow Schofield Watts continues expansion with the launch of DSW Principal Partners Dow Schofield Watts (DSW), the mid-market, challenger professional services network, has further expanded its reach with the launch of DSW Principal Partners (DSWPP), which will offer access to highly skilled C-suite professionals on a fractional basis. This innovative strategic staffing solution enables companies … Continued

The Deals Market in 2024: our predictions for the year ahead

The Deals Market in 2024: our predictions for the year ahead In the second of our series, Roger Esler from Dow Schofield Watts corporate finance team in Yorkshire & the North East gives his forecasts for the deals market in 2024.  The finger of caution is out of the dam. At this time last year, … Continued

M&A in 2024: our predictions for the year ahead

M&A in 2024: our predictions for the year ahead In the first of a series, Gregg Pendlington from Dow Schofield Watts North West corporate finance team outlines the prospects for the deals market in the next 12 months and identifies some key trends. The outlook is brighter. The deals market is cyclical by nature. Following … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts continues expansion of Midlands corporate finance team

Dow Schofield Watts continues the expansion of Midlands corporate finance team Dow Schofield Watts (DSW) has revealed a fifth member of its newly established Midlands corporate finance team with the appointment of Shaf Bheda as a Partner. He was previously Head of Magma Corporate Finance and was part of the DSW founding team but has … Continued