Transaction Services team advise law firm on acquisition of cycling practice

Transaction Services team advise law firm on acquisition of cycling practice The North West transaction services team advised law firm Fletchers Solicitors on the acquisition of the Cycle SOS brand and the personal injury book of Burnley firm Smith Jones.  It is Fletchers’ first acquisition since the firm was acquired by US private equity firm Sun … 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 Architectural Steel on sale to ArcelorMittal Construction

DSW advises Architectural Steel on sale to ArcelorMittal Construction ArcelorMittal, through its subsidiary ArcelorMittal Construction, has acquired Architectural Steel Ltd (ASL), a Manchester-based, market-leading manufacturer of flashings and fabrications for the industrial roofing and cladding industry. Dow Schofield Watts advised the shareholders of ASL on the deal, which will help ArcelorMittal Construction to widen its … 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

Gluten-free pioneer Dr. Schär enters fresh bread market

Gluten-free pioneer Dr. Schär enters fresh bread market with Glasgow acquisition Dr. Schär UK – the UK’s No.1 gluten-free brand – has acquired Glasgow based allergen-free, fresh bread manufacturer GDR Food Technology Ltd. A multidisciplinary team from Dow Schofield Watts advised on the deal, which will enable Dr. Schär to enter the UK fresh bread … Continued

Leisure Lakes Bikes’ sale to JD Group: the route to a successful exit

Leisure Lakes Bikes’ sale to JD Group: the route to a successful exit Dow Schofield Watts advised one of the UK’s premium bicycle retailers on its sale to JD Group for an undisclosed sum. Leisure Lakes Bikes supplies an unrivaled range of cycles, parts and accessories through its 10 UK stores and strong online presence. … 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

Pre-pack saves 88 jobs at OEP Building Services

Pre-pack saves 88 jobs at bathroom pod manufacturer A pre-pack at a Lancaster-based modular construction company has saved the jobs of all 88 staff. OEP Building Services, whose pre-fabricated bathrooms and utility pods are regarded as the leaders in the market, had suffered cashflow problems due to the impact of Covid and a series of … Continued

UK Landscapes secures investment from Mercia

UK Landscapes secures investment from Mercia UK Landscapes, which maintains sites nationwide for leading supermarkets and utility companies, employs more than 175 staff at its headquarters in Middlewich, Cheshire, and regional depots throughout the UK including Leeds, Glasgow, Cardiff, Reading and Harlow. The business has secured a significant investment from Mercia’s private equity funds, assisted … Continued

Wavenet Limited acquires Internal Systems Limited

Wavenet Limited acquires Internal Systems Limited Wavenet IT capabilities and infrastructure boosted with the latest acquisition of Internal Systems Limited (ISL). Following the news earlier this month of the acquisition of NTS Communications, Wavenet has announced its latest acquisition of IT and security provider Internal Systems Limited. Financial due diligence was provided by Ed Brentnall … Continued

Mercia backs UK Mail Digital in MBO from parent company DHL Parcel UK

Mercia backs UK Mail Digital in MBO from parent company DHL Parcel UK UK Mail Digital, one of the UKs leading hybrid mail specialists, has announced the successful completion of a Management Buy Out from its parent company DHL Parcel UK. The current Managing Director, Andy Barber has led the deal to take UKMD independent. … Continued

Habicus Group acquire long-standing competitor The Apartment Service

Habicus Group acquire long-standing competitor The Apartment Service Habicus Group, the parent company of serviced apartment agent SilverDoor, has acquired long-standing competitor The Apartment Service. James Curtis and Gregg Pendlington of Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance advised Habicus Group on the deal. The acquisition will bring together two of the largest global serviced apartment agents. … Continued

Ancoris receives investment from Beech Tree Private Equity

Ancoris receives investment from Beech Tree Private Equity Beech Tree Private Equity has invested in Ancoris, the pure-play Google Cloud expert. Dow Schofield Watts’ Ed Brentnall, Ros Jones, Rob Parker, Rebecca Smith and Matthew Jones provided financial due diligence to Beech Tree and Newco. With its plans to scale up investments in Sales & Marketing and Development, the partnership will … Continued

Transparity acquire Microsoft Partner AMT Evolve

Transparity acquire Microsoft Partner AMT Evolve UK-based Transparity Solutions Limited has acquired Microsoft specialist AMT Evolve. The acquisition adds extensive additional skills to the focused Microsoft Cloud Partner in relation to Teams, SharePoint and the Power Platform. Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided due diligence on the deal. Ed Brentnall commented “Being the third time we’ve … Continued