‘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

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

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

Bally’s Corporation acquires Degree 53

Bally’s Corporation acquires Degree 53 Degree 53 a Manchester digital agency has been acquired by US-listed global gaming, betting and interactive entertainment company Bally’s Corporation. Sophie Colloby of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence on the deal.  Degree 53 was founded by Andrew Daniels in 2013 following investment from Betfred founder Fred … Continued

Meet the women behind the businesses – Business Women’s Week 2021

Meet the women behind the businesses – Business Women’s Week 2021 To celebrate Business Women’s Week we’ve asked our team members at Dow Schofield Watts to share an insight into their passions outside of work to remind us all how a healthy work/life balance can benefit us in various areas of our lives. Thank you … Continued

Growth and succession for leading holiday home manufacturer

Growth and succession for leading holiday home manufacturer The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team has advised the shareholders of Carnaby Caravans on raising finance to support further growth and facilitate management succession. Carnaby Caravans, a leading manufacturer of high-quality holiday homes, is set for further growth following a record year which has seen … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts in the running four times at Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards

Dow Schofield Watts in the running four times at Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards The Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards shortlist has been announced, with Dow Schofield Watts appearing in the running four times for: Deal of the Year (between £5m – £25m) – for the investment in Lights4fun by NorthEdge Deal of the Year (between £5m – £25m) … Continued

Firesprite enters next level with sale to Sony

Firesprite enters next level with sale to Sony The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team at DSW has advised on a high profile deal which will see Firesprite the UK-based videogame studio with a history of developing highly-polished showpieces for cutting-edge hardware being acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). The transaction builds on an … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts win Niche Firm of the Year

Dow Schofield Watts win Niche Firm of the Year Congratulations to our Yorkshire & North East team, who have won Niche Firm of the Year at the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards! It is the second time running they have won this award, and this year they were also runner up for the Corporate Finance Services award. … Continued

Sheffield Forgemasters acquired by the UK Ministry of Defence

Sheffield Forgemasters acquired by the UK Ministry of Defence The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team at Dow Schofield Watts has advised the Board of Sheffield Forgemasters on the sale of its entire share capital to the UK Ministry of Defence Founded over 200 years ago, Sheffield Forgemasters provides casting and forging solutions for … Continued

Sheffield Forgemasters acquired by the UK Ministry of Defence

Sheffield Forgemasters acquired by the UK Ministry of Defence The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team at Dow Schofield Watts has advised the Board of Sheffield Forgemasters on the sale of its entire share capital to the UK Ministry of Defence Founded over 200 years ago, Sheffield Forgemasters provides casting and forging solutions for … Continued

DSW Staff raise money for #BumpItForward

DSW Staff raise money for #BumpItForward Partners and employees at Dow Schofield Watts have raised £526 by giving the equivalent of their COVID19 vaccine to protect frontline staff in African countries who have to wait for theirs through the #BumpItForward campaign set up by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. A vaccine costs approximately £25 … Continued

Cushon raises £26m

Cushon raises £26m Cushon, a fintech pension and savings provider, has closed an overall funding round of £26m to finance rapid expansion and product development plans. Leading the £6m equity raise is fintech venture capitalist, Augmentum Fintech. A further £20m in credit facility has been committed by AshGrove Capital, a leading independent pan-European specialty lending … Continued

Cushon acquires Workers Pension Trust

Cushon acquires Workers Pension Trust Cushon, a workplace savings fintech, has acquired the scheme funder of the Workers Pension Trust (WPT). Sophie Colloby of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Service’s team in Leeds provided financial due diligence to Cushon on the deal. Construction First Limited – the scheme funder of the WPT is the leading auto-enrolment … Continued