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

Corporate finance team announces three promotions

Corporate finance team announces three promotions Dow Schofield Watts is pleased to announce three promotions in its corporate finance team in the North West. Dan Walker and Tom Dutton have been promoted to Associate Directors, and Ross Thomas to Manager. Dan and Tom joined the firm in 2017 from KPMG, while Ross joined in 2019 … Continued

Food Donation to the Booth Centre Manchester

Food Donation to the Booth Centre Manchester Over the winter period, our employees have been fundraising to gift a food parcel to the Booth Centre, a community centre run with and for people affected by homelessness in Manchester. Our target was to reach £200 but after many generous donations, we ended with a total of … Continued

DSW Employees Shortlisted for Young Professionals Awards

DSW Employees Shortlisted for Young Professionals Awards Congratulations to Thomas Dutton, Callum Sellar and all our young professionals at Dow Schofield Watts on being shortlisted for Insider’s North West Young Professionals Awards 2021! Thomas Dutton is shortlisted for Young Accountant of the Year Callum Sellar is shortlisted for Young Financier of the Year Dow Schofield Watts is … Continued

James Dow speaks with the Business Desk about the buoyancy of the deals market

James Dow speaks with the Business Desk about the buoyancy of the deals market In a fireside chat at Invest North, James Dow, founder of Dow Schofield Watts and Stewart Haworth, director of debt finance at OakNorth Bank, spoke about the buoyancy of the deals market through the economic recovery and how they have been supporting … Continued

Women in accountancy: Interview with Jill Jones

Women in accountancy: Interview with Jill Jones Jill Jones is the former North West Regional Managing Partner of RSM where she was also a main board director and acting COO until her departure in June 2020. She is now a Non-Executive Director at Dow Schofield Watts and a number of other organisations. Here she talks … Continued

International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day 2021 On this International Women’s Day some of our female team members would like to share their experiences of lockdown, the challenge’s of work colliding with life, and how they’re coping in this new set of circumstances! We are proud that our team feels empowered to challenge the status quo when it … Continued

Inspired Energy completes bolt-on acquisition

Inspired Energy completes bolt-on acquisition Procurement consultancy Inspired Energy has continued its buy and build strategy with the acquisition of energy consultancy Businesswise Solutions. Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services advised on the deal. The Lancashire company has funded the acquisition from the group’s successful £31.3m placing and open offer completed in July last year. It … Continued

ControlPoint acquired by Ovarro

ControlPoint acquired by Ovarro The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team of Dow Schofield Watts has advised the shareholders of ControlPoint on its sale to Ovarro ControlPoint is based in Chesterfield and serves the utility sector with digital quality assurance and data management solutions. Its technology is used on gas and water pipelines around the World. ControlPoint’s system involves … Continued

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