Dow Schofield Watts expands network with the launch of DSW Wealth Planning

Dow Schofield Watts expands network with the launch of DSW Wealth Planning Business advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has recruited financial planning expert Jonathon Jay as a Partner to head up and launch DSW Wealth Planning, the latest addition to its growing network. Jonathon – who will be based at its Daresbury office – joins … Continued

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

Sorted secures £3m loan funding

Sorted secures £3m loan funding The Manchester-based software business has secured a £3m loan funding to support its growth and expansion plans. Sorted is a delivery management platform that offers a variety of eCommerce services, such as tracking and analysing post-purchase performance. In recent years, the company has expanded rapidly and now provides services to … 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

Citation Group makes a key acquisition in the food sector

Citation Group makes a key acquisition in the food sector The Citation Group – the Wilmslow-based support services provider – has strengthened its food hygiene and health and safety consultancy services with the acquisition of SureFoot Solutions. Dow Schofield Watts’ transaction services team advised The Citation Group on the deal, which is its third key … 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

MAPD Group acquires law firm Bermans

MAPD Group acquires law firm Bermans The MAPD Group has announced the majority stake acquisition of Bermans, a Liverpool and Manchester-based law firm specialising in commercial law.     The MAPD Group – a business bringing together local law firms – has made the first in what it says will be a series of acquisitions … 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

PE-backed Fletchers Group acquires medical negligence specialist

PE-backed Fletchers Group acquires medical negligence specialist Fletchers Group – the North West-based law firm backed by Sun Capital – has acquired Minton Morrill, a Leeds-based firm specialising in complex medical negligence claims and Court of Protection work. Dow Schofield Watts’ transaction services team advised Fletchers on the deal, which will enable Fletchers to leverage … Continued

Senior bankers join DSW Debt Advisory

Senior bankers join DSW Debt Advisory DSW Debt Advisory – which helps companies to raise debt funding – has made two new senior appointments. Owen Malton joins from Virgin Money, previously Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank, where he led the North of England structured finance business, while Matt Thomas was a director within the same team. … Continued

Foresight Group sells Mi Healthcare to Probo Medical

Foresight Group sells Mi Healthcare to Probo Medical Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services in the North West provided Vendor Due Diligence services in respect of the recent disposal of UK-based Mi Healthcare to US-based Probo Medical (part of Avista Capital Partners). Catriona Lang, Rob Parker and Alex Aitchison advised on the deal. On working with Dow … Continued

What is a career in professional services like?

What is a career in professional services like? A Q&A with DSW’s Young Professionals  A few weeks ago, in a canal-side bar in Deansgate, we gathered our new starters and a group of Northwest young professionals for a relaxed networking session over after-work drinks.   Not only was it an excellent opportunity to introduce our employees … Continued

DSW advises British Engineering Services on acquisition of XEIAD

DSW advises on British Engineering Services’ (BES) acquisition of specialist engineering inspection consultancy, XEIAD XEIAD Limited – a leading UK specialist in electrical testing, compliance and remedial works – has been acquired by British Engineering Services (BES). The acquisition marks the eighth made by British Engineering Services since 2019 and the latest that DSW has … 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