A new landscape for R&D tax relief

A new landscape for R&D tax relief The landscape for Research & Development (R&D) tax relief has entered a new phase following a series of reforms designed to streamline the system and enhance compliance, as Tax Partner Shenal Wijetunge outlines. The new measures have been introduced over two successive years – 2023 and 2024 – … Continued

Four ways to boost the value of your business in the run-up to a sale

Four ways to boost the value of your business in the run-up to a sale Gregg Pendlington from DSW’s North West Corporate Finance team explains some tried and tested ways for owners to achieve maximum value.  The value of any business depends on what the buyer is prepared to pay – and even very similar … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Partner Honoured at North West Rainmakers

Dow Schofield Watts Partner Honoured at North West Rainmakers On the 3rd of July, The Midland Hotel held The Business Desk’s 2024 North West Rainmaker Awards, where Dow Schofield Watts was shortlisted for six nominations. Transaction Services Partner Catriona Lang secured the win for Changemaker of the Year, a fitting title after celebrating their 15th … Continued

DSW Capital PIWorld Presentation: Full Year 2024 Results

DSW Capital PIWorld Presentation: Full Year 2024 Results James Dow, CEO and Pete Fendall, COO & Interim CFO, present the group’s results for the year ended 31 March 2024, followed by Q&A.  James Dow, CEO 00:16 – Introduction 01:54 – Overview of DSW 02:57 – Investment case Pete Fendall, COO & Interim CFO 04:10 … Continued

DSW Principal Partners advise on pre-pack of engineering firm

DSW Principal Partners advise on pre-pack of engineering firm A team from DSW Principal Partners, which offers access to skilled C-suite professionals on a fractional basis, advised Wolverhampton-based engineering company GE Starr on its pre-pack administration which saved 25 jobs. GE Starr specialises in metal forming, laser work, assemblies, toolmaking, and prototype projects for clients, … Continued

APEM Group expands into Australia with seventh acquisition

APEM Group expands into Australia with seventh acquisition APEM Group, the environmental consultancy which is backed by private equity firm WestBridge, has made its first acquisition in Australia with the addition of Biosis, one of Australia’s leading ecology and heritage consultants. Dow Schofield Watts provided corporate finance advice to APEM, working alongside Aequo Partners – … Continued

DSW Capital appoints new Deputy CEO

DSW Capital appoints new Deputy CEO DSW Capital plc is pleased to announce that Shrutisha Morris (‘Shru’) will join the Board as Deputy CEO on 01 August 2024. Shru joins from Pick Everard, a national multi-disciplinary consultancy working within the property, infrastructure and construction industry, where she was CFO and responsible for working with stakeholders … Continued

DSW secures 6 nominations in North West Rainmaker Awards

DSW secures 6 nominations in the North West Rainmaker Awards Dow Schofield Watts has received six nominations in the 2024 North West Rainmaker Awards. The Corporate Finance team has been shortlisted for the Regional Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year, while Transaction Services is in the running for Due Diligence Team of the Year, … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands with launch of R&D tax relief service

Dow Schofield Watts expands with launch of R&D tax relief service Financial advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts (DSW) has expanded its tax practice with the addition of a new service to advise on R&D tax relief and other innovation tax incentives. It will be led by Shenal Wijetunge, who joins from Signature Group and who … Continued

Promotion at Dow Schofield Watts North West corporate finance team

Promotion at Dow Schofield Watts North West Corporate Finance team Dow Schofield Watts (DSW) has announced the promotion of Daniel Walker to Director at its North West Corporate Finance team. Dan joined DSW’s corporate finance team almost seven years ago after qualifying as an accountant at KPMG. He has advised on over 25 completed corporate … Continued

DSW Capital promotes Pete Fendall to COO

DSW Capital promotes Pete Fendall to COO We are pleased to announce that Pete Fendall has been appointed to the Board of DSW Capital as Chief Operating Officer. Pete – who is currently the Business Development & Operations Director and Company Secretary – joined DSW Capital in September 2021 to help facilitate the IPO. He … Continued

DSW Sponsors the Unsung Hero Awards for The Second Time

DSW sponsors the Unsung Hero Awards for the second time Dow Schofield Watts’ Corporate Finance team in the North West has pledged their support for The Unsung Hero Awards (UHA) by again sponsoring the awards ceremony that will take place on 15th March 2024, at the Hilton Hotel in Deansgate, Manchester. The UHA Awards, established … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands North West corporate finance team 

Dow Schofield Watts expands North West corporate finance team  Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its North West corporate finance team with the appointment of Jack Keoghan. He joined Deloitte in Liverpool, where he spent the last six years in its audit team, with his last role as a manager working across the retail, finance, and … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts continues expansion with the launch of DSW Principal Partners

Dow Schofield Watts continues expansion with the launch of DSW Principal Partners Dow Schofield Watts (DSW), the mid-market, challenger professional services network, has further expanded its reach with the launch of DSW Principal Partners (DSWPP), which will offer access to highly skilled C-suite professionals on a fractional basis. This innovative strategic staffing solution enables companies … Continued

M&A in 2024: our predictions for the year ahead

M&A in 2024: our predictions for the year ahead In the first of a series, Gregg Pendlington from Dow Schofield Watts North West corporate finance team outlines the prospects for the deals market in the next 12 months and identifies some key trends. The outlook is brighter. The deals market is cyclical by nature. Following … Continued