DSW ranked in top 15 corporate finance advisers in UK

Dow Schofield Watts has been named as the 14th most active corporate finance adviser in the UK in the first half of 2021 – up from 24 in the same period last year. The latest figures from Experian’s Market IQ report, which include deals involving a UK company, show the firm advised on 42 eligible … Continued

Sheffield Forgemasters acquired by the UK Ministry of Defence

Sheffield Forgemasters acquired by the UK Ministry of Defence The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team at Dow Schofield Watts has advised the Board of Sheffield Forgemasters on the sale of its entire share capital to the UK Ministry of Defence Founded over 200 years ago, Sheffield Forgemasters provides casting and forging solutions for … Continued

Collabco sale creates new global force in education software market

Collabco sale creates new global force in education software market Collabco – the UK company behind the student engagement platform myday – has been acquired by US-based Ready Education in a deal that brings together three market leaders across Europe and North America, with Netherlands-based StuComm also being acquired. Collabco, a software development specialist based … Continued

Corporate finance team in running for Rainmaker Awards

Corporate finance team in running for Rainmaker Awards Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team in the North West have been shortlisted for the 2021 Rainmaker Awards. The team are in the running for the Corporate Finance Team of the Year. Meanwhile, a deal on which they advised – the acquisition of Bollington Wilson Group by … Continued

5 reasons to split your property from your business

5 reasons to split your property from your business Entrepreneurs value the security of owning their own premises but there can be drawbacks, especially if you are selling the business. Gerard Lucas from Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team explains when it might be best to separate the two. For many entrepreneurs, there are few … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Sponsor Neston All Sports Stars

Dow Schofield Watts Sponsor Neston All Sports Stars We are delighted to have provided funding to Neston Cricket Clubs All Sports Stars initiative, which provides 18 weeks of free coaching for 3 to 10 year olds. The youngsters receive coaching in Cricket, Tennis and Hockey at the club’s excellent grounds, which features 2 cricket pitches, … Continued

DSW Staff raise money for #BumpItForward

DSW Staff raise money for #BumpItForward Partners and employees at Dow Schofield Watts have raised £526 by giving the equivalent of their COVID19 vaccine to protect frontline staff in African countries who have to wait for theirs through the #BumpItForward campaign set up by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. A vaccine costs approximately £25 … Continued

Hot property: How to cash in on the e-commerce boom

Hot property: How to cash in on the e-commerce boom Record demand for industrial and distribution space is opening up new opportunities for owners and occupiers. Simon Wood and James Dow outline four ways they can benefit With over a third of all retail sales now made online, the race is on to find enough … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands Leeds team

Dow Schofield Watts expands Leeds team Advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its transaction service team in Leeds with the appointment of Chris Brownlee. Chris joins from PWC, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and spent four years in the audit department working with clients including ‘Magic Circle’ law firms, major construction companies … Continued

Volunteers paint sensory room for The Joshua Tree

Volunteers paint sensory room for The Joshua Tree Nicole and Cath, Finance Director and Recruitment Manager at Dow Schofield Watts, spent their free time painting the sensory room at the Joshua Tree’s new family support center this week. The room will now be ready for the new Rhino UK sensory equipment to be installed! Thank … Continued

Tax specialist joins Dow Schofield Watts to launch new service

Tax specialist joins Dow Schofield Watts to launch new service Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its services with the launch of a new tax consultancy arm. DSW Tax Advisory will be led by Dave Waddington, who joins from Haines Watts in Liverpool where he was tax partner. A qualified accountant and former head of finance … Continued

Former Chancellor predicts ‘growth bounce’ as UK exits lockdown

Former Chancellor predicts ‘growth bounce’ as UK exits lockdown With the UK economy exiting from lockdown, Dow Schofield Watts clients were given an insight into its future prospects in a private briefing with the former Chancellor, Lord Philip Hammond. During the online event, which was hosted by DSW and organised by OakNorth Bank, Lord Hammond … Continued

North West team win Dealmakers award for a fourth time!

North West team win Dealmakers award for a fourth time! Dow Schofield Watts has been named as Mid-Market Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year at the 2020 Insider North West Dealmakers Awards. It is the fourth time in recent years that the firm has scooped the title, which it also won in 2015, 2016 and … Continued

Supply chain solutions specialist raises PE funding for growth

Supply chain solutions specialist raises PE funding for growth Bis Henderson, a leading provider of professional services into the supply chain sector, has secured investment from London-based private equity firm TPA Capital. Dow Schofield Watts advised Bis Henderson on the deal, which will help accelerate its growth ambitions. Established by Andy Kaye in 2000 and … Continued

Promotions for Transaction Services NW team

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services has announced promotions in its North West team. Rob Parker has been promoted to Director and Rebecca Smith to Manager. Rob joined Dow Schofield Watts in 2015, having previously worked at Grant Thornton, while Rebecca joined in 2019 from PWC. Ed Brentnall, who heads the transaction services team, says: “The … Continued