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

Dow Schofield Watts opens Edinburgh office as part of Scottish expansion

Dow Schofield Watts opens Edinburgh office as part of Scottish expansion Dow Schofield Watts has opened a new office in Edinburgh as part of its plans to build its presence in Scotland. The firm, which has an existing office in Aberdeen, is also expanding its services in Scotland to include fundraising for private equity firms … 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

Aberdeen-based FIS Chemicals undergoes MBI

DSW Aberdeen plays key role in MBI of ‘green’ chemicals company FIS Chemicals, the Aberdeen-based company which is a leading supplier of specialist chemicals to the energy and offshore industries, has undergone a multi-million management buy-in. The deal was initiated by Dow Schofield Watts Aberdeen which also advised the vendor Tom Cummings. It was backed … Continued

Aberdeen engineering firm J&S Subsea acquired by management

Aberdeen engineering firm J&S Subsea acquired by management Aberdeen subsea engineering firm J&S Subsea has been acquired by its management in a deal that signals confidence in the long term prospects for the North Sea. Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance advised the buyout team. A team led by Matt Blair acquired the J&S Subsea operation … Continued

Start-up raises £4m to roll out new EV charging points

Start-up raises £4m to roll out new EV charging points Dow Schofield Watts Aberdeen advised start-up Trojan Energy on its £4.1m seed funding round to support the roll-out of its on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging points. The product aims to help solve the issue of charging for vehicle owners without access to off-street parking, which is currently a … 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

£2m grant fund aims to attract professional services teams

£2m grant fund aims to attract professional services teams Dow Schofield Watts has earmarked £2m in grant funding to attract professional services teams as it seeks to expand its UK footprint. The Dow Schofield Watts Entrepreneurship Grant scheme will be open to ‘break-out teams’ from top-tier firms who want to set up their own business … Continued

New report places Dow Schofield Watts in top 20 UK dealmakers

New report places Dow Schofield Watts in top 20 UK dealmakers Dow Schofield Watts was one of the top 20 most active corporate finance advisers in the UK in 2021, according to the latest figures from Experian. Its Market IQ report, which includes mergers and acquisitions involving a UK company, show the firm advised on … Continued

Successful IPO for DSW Capital

Successful IPO for DSW Capital Today we are proud to announce that DSW Capital, owner of the Dow Schofield Watts brand, will be listing on AIM, having raised gross proceeds of approximately £5 million which will support our continued expansion across the UK. On sharing this news James Dow, CEO of DSW Capital and one … Continued

Rapid rise puts Dow Schofield Watts in top 50 accounting firms

Rapid rise puts Dow Schofield Watts in top 50 accounting firms Dow Schofield Watts has been named as one of the UK’s top 50 accountancy firms, after rapidly rising up the rankings in recent years. The firm has climbed 10 places to reach 49th position in the 2021 Accountancy Age Top 50+50, which ‘puts a spotlight … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands corporate finance team in Scotland

Dow Schofield Watts expands corporate finance team in Scotland Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its Corporate Finance team in Aberdeen with the appointment of Ross Irvine as Assistant Manager. Ross, who previously worked in the audit team at PwC, has six years’ experience in finance. Having started his career at Henderson Loggie, he was one … Continued

‘Challenger’ firm appoints leadership expert to support nationwide roll-out

‘Challenger’ firm appoints leadership expert to support nationwide roll-out Dow Schofield Watts has appointed Liz Lawson, a business psychologist specialising in leadership assessment and development, to support its expansion across the UK. Liz, who joins from Rotheram Carrington Recruitment Group in Chester, has over 20 years’ experience. A Manchester Business School alumni, she started her … Continued

DSW ranked in top 15 corporate finance advisers in UK

DSW ranked in top 15 corporate finance advisers in UK Dow Schofield Watts has been named as the 15th most active corporate finance adviser in the UK in the first nine months of 2021 – up from 24 in the same period last year. The latest figures from Experian’s Market IQ report, which include deals involving a UK … Continued

The post-Covid dilemma for professionals

The post-Covid dilemma for professionals – and why it’s time for change in the accountancy sector Pandemics and other periods of global turmoil often create lasting shifts in society and Covid is no different. The events of the past 18 months have accelerated the uptake of technology, changed the way we live and work and … Continued