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

Peak Pipe Systems in cross border sale to Simona AG

Peak Pipe Systems in cross border sale to Simona AG The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team has advised Bridgstock on the sale of Peak Pipe Systems to SIMONA AG of Germany Peak Pipe Systems Limited (“PEAK”), based in Chesterfield, was a subsidiary of Bridgstock Limited, a family-run holding company, also headquartered in Chesterfield. … Continued

New owner for premium holiday parks group Argyll Holidays

New owner for premium holiday parks group The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team has advised the shareholders of Argyll Holidays on its sale to international resort operator Cove Communities. Argyll Holidays, one of Scotland’s leading holiday brands, operates eight premium holiday parks across Argyll and Bute. Known for the natural beauty and picturesque … 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

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

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

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

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

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

PD&MS acquires Synergie Environ

PD&MS acquires Synergie Environ Aberdeen based PD&MS Group has acquired Glasgow engineering firm Synergie Environ to strengthen its decarbonisation capabilities. Sophie Colloby of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Service’s team in Leeds provided financial due diligence to PD&MS on the deal. For more than a decade, Synergie Environ has been developing solutions to cut carbon consumption … Continued

Mobeus invests £8m in The Boundary

Mobeus invests £8m in The Boundary The Boundary, an architectural visualisation studio pioneering the use of digital technologies to represent the built environment, has gained a GBP8.2 million investment from Mobeus, with further funding committed to support an existing acquisition pipeline. Using proprietary technology and IP, The Boundary creates virtual reality (VR) experiences, short films, … Continued

Praetura Commercial Finance delivers MBO for Pearl Window Systems

Praetura Commercial Finance delivers MBO for Pearl Window Systems Founded by its existing owners, Jeff and Judith Walsh in 1998, Pearl Window Systems is one of the UK’s leading fabricators and distributors of bespoke, design-led UPVc windows, doors and conservatory roof systems. The Group comprises three separate trading entities: Pearl Window Systems Limited, Pearl Window … Continued

ITM acquires Profund

ITM acquires Profund Independent Transition Management Limited (ITM), the leading provider of data management and technology services to the pensions and financial services markets, will acquire the products and assets of Profund Solutions Limited, part of Mercer, a business of Marsh McLennan. Founded in 2003, ITM specialises in pension-focused technology-led data management solutions, administration software … Continued

ControlPoint acquired by Ovarro

ControlPoint acquired by Ovarro The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team of Dow Schofield Watts has advised the shareholders of ControlPoint on its sale to Ovarro ControlPoint is based in Chesterfield and serves the utility sector with digital quality assurance and data management solutions. Its technology is used on gas and water pipelines around the World. ControlPoint’s system involves … Continued