Dow Schofield Watts is hoping to hold on to its accolades for yet another year after being shortlisted in two categories in the 2018 Insider North West Dealmakers Awards.


The firm has been shortlisted for the Mid-Market Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year, which it has won for each of the past three years, and also for the Transaction Services Team of the Year, which it has won for the past two years.


Meanwhile four deals on which Dow Schofield Watts advised are in the running for Deal of the Year awards – the £5.5m investment in Hello Soda and the £5m investment in CurrentBody, both led by NVM Private Equity; the Co-op Group’s acquisition of Simplify Probate; and Close Brother’s debt facility for Castlerock Recruitment.


The winners will be announced at Manchester Central on Thursday 18 October. A spokesperson for Insider said: “The Insider Dealmakers Awards reward the efforts of people in the corporate finance field who are at the very top of their game.”


Meanwhile the Yorkshire & North East team have been shortlisted for six nominations in the Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards.