DSW Capital AIMS high with latest award nomination

DSW Capital AIMS high with latest award nomination DSW Capital plc is continuing its streak of award nominations with its shortlisting for the AIM Award in the ‘Best Newcomer’ category. DSW Capital plc raised £5m through its placing on 16 December 2021. The award criteria cites that ‘the winner will have already caught the imagination … Continued

Banana Tree Acquired by the Big Table Group

Banana Tree Acquired by the Big Table Group Banana Tree, a fast-casual pan-Asian chain, has been acquired by the Big Table Group, the operator of Las Iguanas, Bella Italia and Café Rouge. Will Baxter and Payam Keyghobadi of DSW Corporate Finance’s team in London advised the shareholders of Banana Tree on the transaction. The restaurant … Continued

ITS Technology Group acquires NextGenAccess kickstarting its ‘build and buy’ strategy

ITS Technology Group acquires NextGenAccess kickstarting its ‘build and buy’ strategy Wholesale full fibre provider ITS Technology Group has completed the acquisition of dark fibre specialist NextGenAccess Ltd. The deal adds 455km of dark fibre across Greater London, Newport, and South Essex to complement ITS’ existing full fibre footprint which is on track to pass … Continued

New figures show DSW is one of top 10 UK dealmakers

New figures show DSW is one of top 10 UK dealmakers Dow Schofield Watts was the UK’s tenth most active corporate finance advisor in the first half of the year – up from 13th place in the same period last year, according to new figures from Experian. The group also ranked first in the North … Continued

Navigating the road ahead: a lender’s view

Navigating the road ahead: a lender’s view By Owen Malton of DSW Debt Advisory I left Clydesdale Yorkshire Bank – now known as Virgin Money – a month or so ago and am delighted to have joined Dow Schofield Watts (which has an enviable reputation) working in the Debt Advisory team alongside Phil Tarimo. I … Continued

What is a Debt Advisor?

What is a Debt Advisor? By Gavin Harrison At a recent ‘Frozen’ themed Birthday party (#daddysociallife) I was asked the classic ice-breaker question, “What is it you do?”. Now when I was a banker, this used to be an easy one (once I had explained that I was not ‘one of those nasty Investment ones’. Not my … Continued

DSW Capital strong results ahead of market expectations set at IPO

DSW Capital strong results ahead of market expectations set at IPO and new financial year started well DSW Capital, a fast-growing, mid-market, challenger professional services licence network and owner of the Dow Schofield Watts brand, is pleased to announce its audited results for the year ended 31 March 2022 (the “Period” or “FY22”). The Group … Continued

DSW Capital present full year 2022 results to PIWORLD

DSW Capital present full-year 2022 results to PIWORLD DSW management, James Dow & Nicole Burstow, present maiden full-year results for the period ended 31 March 2022 to PIWORLD in this investor presentation with a Q&A session to close.

Stating the obvious (Part 1): Covenant breaches

Stating the obvious (Part 1): Covenant breaches By Gavin Harrison My apologies upfront for the attention-seeking headline; but given this is a business article written by an Accountant/ex-Banker, I’m pretty confident that no-one will be expecting ground-breaking revelations, so I may as well be honest! On the subject of dealing with a Covenant breach however, … Continued

New report ranks DSW group in UK’s top 10 dealmakers

New report ranks DSW group in UK’s top 10 dealmakers Dow Schofield Watts was the sixth most active corporate finance advisor in the UK in the first quarter of the year, according to new figures from Experian. The group also ranked in first place in the North West, joint third in Scotland, and fifth in the … Continued

DSW advises ITS on £100m investment for broadband roll-out

DSW advises ITS on £100m investment for broadband roll-out Chester-based full fibre provider ITS Technology Group has raised a further £100m from Aviva Investors to accelerate the roll-out of its full fibre network. Dow Schofield Watts advised ITS on the investment. Since securing the first funding round of £45m from Aviva Investors in early 2020, … Continued

Acquisition of tree surgery firm saves 210 jobs

Acquisition of tree surgery firm saves 210 jobs One of the UK’s leading tree surgery companies has been acquired from administration in a deal that has saved the jobs of all 210 staff. Hi-Line Contractors S.W. Ltd, which had offices in Exeter, Bristol, Cornwall, and London, has been acquired by RSK Group Ltd. Ben Barrett … 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

DSW raise over £500 for The Joshua Tree

DSW raise over £500 for The Joshua Tree Last month the DSW network of services challenged themselves to walk 58 miles between their team members during March to raise money for The Joshua Tree, a charity that provides support for families affected by childhood cancer.  However, only 7 days into the challenge two teams, Business … Continued