What does 2023 hold for the deals market?

What does 2023 hold for the deals market? Gregg Pendlington of DSW’s Corporate Finance team sets out what buyers, vendors and investors can expect in the year ahead. What does 2023 hold for the deals market? 2023 will not deliver the same deal volumes as in the bumper year of 2021 – but if the … Continued

NWF expands geographically with £10m acquisition of fuels distributor

NWF expands geographically with £10m acquisition of fuels distributor Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services in the Northwest have recently advised Cheshire-based NWF Group plc on their acquisition of Sweetfuels, a fuel distributor. Oxfordshire-based Sweetfuels’ addition to the NWF network has expanded the business’ geographic coverage of its fuels business with the deal bringing the network … Continued

M&A network is now one of the world’s top 8

M&A network is now one of the world’s top 8 Pandea Global M&A has become one of the top eight of its type in the world after attracting a host of new members. Founded by Dow Schofield Watts, the international corporate finance advisor network has welcomed 10 new advisory firms in the past 12 months, … Continued

DSW Ventures leads £650,000 investment round into customer rewards platform Propello

DSW Ventures leads £650,000 investment round into customer rewards platform Propello Propello, a Manchester-based customer rewards platform, has raised £650,000 of funding in an investment round led by DSW Ventures (part of the Dow Schofield Watts Group). The company has developed a white-label SaaS platform which offers customers a fully branded yet quick-to-implement “plug-and-play” solution. … Continued

DSW Capital Half Year FY2023 Results Presented to PIWORLD

DSW Capital Half Year FY2023 Results Presented to PIWORLD DSW management, James Dow & Nicole Burstow, present half-year results for the six month period ended 30 September 2022 to PIWORLD in this investor presentation with a Q&A session to close. James Dow, CEO 00:16 – Introduction 02:04 – Overview of DSW 04:30 – Investment case … Continued

DSW leaps to 6th in UK corporate finance rankings and 9th in Scotland

DSW leaps to 6th in UK corporate finance rankings and 9th in Scotland Dow Schofield Watts was the UK’s sixth most active corporate finance advisor in the first nine months of the year – up from 13th position last year, according to the latest Experian Market IQ report. The report also shows the firm leapt … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts rises to 48th position in Top 50 + 50

Dow Schofield Watts rises to 48th position in Top 50 + 50 Dow Schofield Watts has continued its rise in the Accountancy Age Top 50+ 50 reaching 48th position in 2022. Celebrating excellence in accountancy practice, the rankings “spotlight the top accounting firms in the UK”.   The last two years have seen Dow Schofield … Continued

WORK YOUR WAY: Balancing work and study at DSW

WORK YOUR WAY: Balancing work and study at DSW School leavers, graduates, and experienced professionals. Anyone can be an apprentice. The perfect way to launch your career if you don’t already have the necessary qualifications, you can start an apprenticeship alongside garnering practical experience. At Dow Schofield Watts, we currently have apprentices in the Business … Continued

Why we all need to learn to talk to deaf people

Why we all need to learn to talk to deaf people Jonathon Jay of DSW Wealth Planning talks about growing up with a deaf parent and the importance of being deaf-aware My mum was born profoundly deaf so I learned sign language at the same time as I learned to speak. I started to sign … Continued

DSW Business Planning raise over £500 for East Cheshire Hospice

DSW Business Planning raise over £500 for East Cheshire Hospice On a mission to walk 7,500 steps a day during the month of September, Business Planning organised a company-wide effort to raise money for the extraordinary East Cheshire Hospice. East Cheshire Hospice organised a STEPtember where you strapped on your walking boots and took one … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts welcomes new arrivals as part of a focused recruitment initiative 

Dow Schofield Watts welcomes new arrivals as part of a focused recruitment initiative Fast-growing advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has made two new accountancy appointments in its North West office in line with its aim to champion diversity across its network and provide access to specialist finance roles for ambitious school leavers and graduates. Feona … Continued

DSW named as one of top 20 rising stars in new Mid-Tier Power Index

DSW named as one of top 20 rising stars in new mid-tier power index Dow Schofield Watts has been ranked in the top 20 in a new mid-tier power index which aims to place a spotlight on the accountancy sector’s best mid-tier performers and rising stars. Accountancy Age’s first Mid-Tier Power Index assesses firms on … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Celebrates Women in the Professional Services Industry 

Dow Schofield Watts Celebrates Women in the Professional Services Industry In celebration of Businesswomen’s Week, we have asked our team members at Dow Schofield Watts to share their passions, achievements, and any nuggets of wisdom with women who are considering or already have a career in the professional services industry. To best explain to you … Continued

Pre-Pack Saves 32 Jobs at High-Profile Chester Boujee Bar and Restaurant

Pre-Pack Saves 32 Jobs at High-Profile Chester Bar & Restaurant A Chester bar and restaurant described as ‘Instagram heaven’ has been sold in a pre-pack deal that will save the jobs of all 32 staff. The Chester Boujee Bar and Restaurant has been acquired by one of the founding directors. It follows the appointment today … Continued

WORK YOUR WAY: Balance an exciting career and parenthood at DSW

WORK YOUR WAY: Balance an exciting career and parenthood at DSW Following on from our previous article, we are ending National Work Life Week with answers from our colleagues Connor & Liz on how DSW helps them to work flexibly as parents.   Our approach to flexible working allows our working parents to be successful … Continued