Top banker joins Dow Schofield Watts to launch new service

Top banker joins Dow Schofield Watts to launch new service  One of the North’s best known bankers has joined Dow Schofield Watts to launch a debt advisory arm.  Phil Tarimo will lead the new service, DSW Debt Advisory, which is aimed at medium-sized companies seeking debt funding of £20m or above. It will initially operate from the firm’s Northern offices but the aim is to roll it out nationally.  Phil, who was the North of England Regional Managing Director for … Continued

a2e Industries secures £25m long-term AS.G funding from Magnetar Capital

a2e Industries secures £25m long-term AS.G funding from Magnetar Capital a2e Industries has secured a £25 million term loan facility for its fast-growing aerospace grouping, Aero Services.Global group (AS.G), with a new funding package provided by Magnetar Capital (Magnetar). Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence. In addition, Close Brothers Asset Finance has … Continued

Bollington Wilson Insurers buy Prophet Trade Credit Ltd.

Bollington Wilson Insurers buy Prophet Trade Credit Ltd. Brokerage firm Bollington Wilson Insurers has completed a deal to buy Harrogate-based broker Prophet Trade Credit Ltd. as part of a bigger expansion plan for 2020. Dow Schofield Watts’ Corporate Finance and Transaction Support teams assisted Bollington Wilson. The sale adds over £4 million ($5.2 million) gross … Continued

BCN Group acquires Runcorn’s Polymorph

BCN Group acquires Runcorn’s Polymorph BCN Group has acquired Runcorn-based digital company Polymorph, for an undisclosed sum. The merger is expected to bring BCN revenues of more than £30m per year, with Polymorph’s latest accounts showing a turnover in excess of £4m. Ed Brentnall of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence for BCN … Continued

RSK acquires Salix First deal of 2020

RSK acquires Salix: First deal of 2020 RSK, a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business, has today announced the acquisition of river restoration and erosion control specialists Salix. The addition to the rapidly expanding RSK group is the first acquisition of 2020 and the ninth in the 2019/2020 financial year. RSK was advised … Continued

Nicole Burstow speaks with WeAreTheCity

Nicole Burstow speaks with WeAreTheCity Our finance director Nicole Burstow has spoken to WeAreTheCity highlighting how changes will offer new hope for women in accountancy & create a more bright and diverse community where women can thrive. Read the article here.

Dow Schofield Watts invests in Camlee Group

Dow Schofield Watts invests in Camlee Group Dow Schofield Watts has made a strategic investment in Camlee Group, the Manchester-based corporate finance boutique which is a leading provider of business sales advice to SMEs.  The deal was supported by a seven-figure debt facility from OakNorth Bank.  Camlee will continue to service the SME market under its existing brand, while co-operating closely with Dow Schofield Watts, which focuses on mid-market deals and is one of … Continued

£2M Boost for Sunseekers

£2M Boost for Sunseekers North West sunbed and tanning shop specialist Sunseekers has secured a £2m loan from ThinCats as part of its plans to increase its presence across the region. ThinCats was introduced to the Sunseekers team by advisers Dave Graham and Philip Hodgson of Dow Schofield Watts, who had strong ties with the … Continued

Time to Talk

Time to Talk For Time to Talk day (Thursday 6th February) we supported the Time to Change movement to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. We chose to talk about mental health by sharing our tips for managing stress and looking after our mental health with our colleagues. It … Continued

National Apprenticeship Week

As it’s National Apprenticeship Week we decided to speak to our resident Business & Administration apprentice Laura Bentley to find out how working while studying can be a winning combination. How did you decide an apprenticeship was something you wanted to do? I wanted to gain work experience as well as increase my qualification portfolio. … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services promotes Ros Jones to director

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has promoted Ros Jones to Director within its North West Transaction Services team. Ros, who joined in June 2015, is now the most long-standing member of the team aside from the partners. During that time she has worked closely with a number of clients including NWF plc, Wavenet and … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands its transaction services team

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its transaction services team in Yorkshire with the appointment of Cameron Hunter as Executive. Cameron joins from accountants Mazars, where he spent three years working in the audit department and where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. His experience includes leading audits on a wide variety of … Continued

ACAI more than doubles revenue following investment by DSW Angels

ACAI – the unique women’s outdoorwear company – has bucked the trend of retail gloom in the Christmas period with reported revenues more than doubled on the previous year. This Chester-based business is run by husband and wife team Joe and Kasia Bromley. After arranging a scale-up investment in September 2019 from DSW Angels, the … Continued

The Joshua Tree’s Frosty 5k Medal Sponsor

After choosing the Joshua Tree as our local charity back in 2019 we decided to sponsor the finishers medals for their Frosty 5k event. The Joshua Tree is a Cheshire based Children’s Cancer Charity, who operate across the North West and North Wales and are dedicated to working closely with families affected by childhood cancers. … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts reports strong year for Northern dealmakers

Dealmakers from Dow Schofield Watts’ Northern offices recorded another strong year in 2019, with activity levels holding firm against the backdrop of a quieter deals market. The firm’s corporate finance and transaction services teams in the North advised on 69 deals worth £966m during the year, similar to 2018 when they completed 68 deals worth … Continued