BGF investment for building plastics supplier

BGF investment for building plastics supplier Dow Schofield Watts has provided Corporate Finance advice to Northern Building Plastics on its investment from BGF to support its growth plans. Northern Building Plastics, led by co-founders, Judah Wilson and Richard Lindop, opened its first super depot in Leeds in 2010, followed by a second site in Bolton in May … Continued

New service will help firms benefit from industrial property boom

New service will help firms benefit from industrial property boom With record demand for industrial property and the North West facing a shortage of supply, a new service will help companies take advantage of the rising prices. Dow Schofield Watts has joined forces with B8 Real Estate, the North’s leading industrial property experts, to launch … Continued

DSW Debt Advisory expands team

DSW Debt Advisory expands team DSW Debt Advisory – which advises businesses on raising a wide variety of debt funding and is part of the Dow Schofield Watts group – has appointed Lynn Li as Manager. Lynn joins from Deloitte in Manchester where, as part of the debt advisory team, she worked on a wide … Continued

Busting finance jargon with Roger Esler #5

Busting finance jargon with Roger Esler #5 Valuation bridges, debt, normalised working capital, earn-outs, VLNs, retained interests, conduct provisions and put/call options There’s business valuation and then there’s business valuation. To vendors, valuation often means the final cash consideration, or “equity value” that they actually receive for their share capital in what can be a … Continued

Ross Care acquisition creates market-leading mobility services group

Ross Care acquisition creates market-leading mobility services group Ross Care, a major provider of wheelchair services and mobility equipment, has been acquired by Millbrook Healthcare in a deal backed by Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP. Dow Schofield Watts advised Ross Care on the deal, which will create a national group that is a market leader within … Continued

COVID-19 Business Insurance Claims

COVID-19 Business Insurance Claims Due to the recent ruling by the Supreme Court that many business insurance policies should cover losses caused by COVID-19, you may be considering making a claim for your business, or perhaps as a broker/solicitor you may be in need of a Forensic Accountant to quantify claims. We at DSW Bridge … Continued

DSW named as one of most active dealmakers in North West in 2020

DSW named as one of most active dealmakers in North West in 2020 Dow Schofield Watts has once again been named as one of the most active dealmakers in the North West in the latest figures from Experian Market IQ. They show the firm was in third place in 2020, having advised on 18 deals … Continued

Former RSM boss Jill Jones joins Dow Schofield Watts board

Former RSM boss Jill Jones joins Dow Schofield Watts board Jill Jones – the former North West Regional Managing Partner of RSM – has joined fast-growing advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts as Non-Executive Director. Her appointment will further strengthen its board and support its national growth plans. Jill was Regional Managing Partner of RSM from … Continued

MBO of Keysource backed by Tosca Debt Capital and Shawbrook Bank

MBO of Keysource backed by Tosca Debt Capital and Shawbrook Bank A management buyout at a data centres specialist has been backed by Manchester-based Tosca Debt Capital and Shawbrook Bank, who provided equity finance and debt funding, respectively. Terms of the deal are undisclosed. Sophie Colloby of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided due diligence … Continued

Inflexion Set To Exit Independent Insurance Broker

Inflexion Set To Exit Independent Insurance Broker One of the North’s largest independent insurance brokers is set to be acquired in a deal that provides an exit for Inflexion. Cheshire-headquartered Bollington Wilson was established in 2017 with the support of Inflexion following the merger of two long-standing North West firms; Bollington Insurance Brokers and F Wilson Insurance Brokers. … Continued

Yorkshire and North West teams buck trend with 32% rise in deal values

Yorkshire and North West teams buck trend with 32% rise in deal values Despite the challenges of 2020, Dow Schofield Watts’ Northern offices enjoyed a record year in terms of the value of deals they advised on. The teams in the North West and Yorkshire completed 54 deals with a total value of £1.27bn during … Continued

£100M Merger Creates New Estate Agency Group

£100M Merger Creates New Estate Agency Group Dow Schofield Watts advised Lomond Capital on its £100m merger with Linley & Simpson in a deal which will create a new national lettings and estate agency group. The transaction, which was backed by LDC and LGT Capital Partners, brings together some of the UK’s strongest brands in … Continued

Manchester IT Firm Acquires Warrington’s Xicon Cloud

Manchester IT Firm Expands With Acquisition Warrington’s Xicon Cloud A private equity-backed IT, cloud and digital transformation specialist based in Manchester has expanded with the acquisition of a Warrington business. Ed Brentnall and Tomos Edwards from Dow Schofield Watts advised on the financial due diligence. The takeover of Xicon Cloud by BCN Group is designed to strengthen … Continued

Busting finance jargon with Roger Esler #4

Busting finance jargon with Roger Esler #4 IBOs, MBOs, LBOs, SBOs, TBOs, MBIs and BIMBOs The decision for business owners to pursue a private equity (or financial buyer) exit route versus a trade sale process is a fundamental one. In Busting Jargon #3, the challenges and risks of mixing two processes together, when each can … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts advises British Engineering Services on the acquisition of Lantei

DSW advises British Engineering Services on the acquisition of Lantei Lantei Limited – a leading UK specialist in electrical testing, compliance, and remedial works – has been acquired by British Engineering Services. Based in Preston and employing a team of 80 engineers, Lantei is the latest addition to the British Engineering Services Group. Alongside electrical testing and compliance, … Continued