Gem Scientific and Northern Balance sold to Scientific Laboratory Supplies

Gem Scientific and Northern Balance sold to Scientific Laboratory Supplies Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance in Yorkshire & North East has advised on the sale of Gem Scientific and Northern Balance to Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), the leading supplier of equipment, chemicals and consumables for laboratory use in the UK. SLS is part of the … Continued

British Engineering Services acquires AWL

British Engineering Services strengthens non-destructive testing services with acquisition of AWL Warrington-based British Engineering Services, with backing from Inflexion, has made its latest acquisition AWL. Ed Brentnall, Rebecca Smith and Rob Parker of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence for British Engineering Services for the second time in the past year. Established … Continued

Lab software business acquired by Canadian firm

Lab software business acquired by Canadian firm The Genial Group – the Chester-based group which is a market leader in laboratory software – has been acquired by Harris, part of the Canadian company Constellation Software Inc. Dow Schofield Watts advised the Genial shareholders on the deal and introduced the company to the buyer. Genial’s software … 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

Buy-In Management Buyout of Star Brands Completed

The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team at DSW has advised on the buy-in management buyout (BIMBO) of Star Brands, funded by Mobeus. Star Brands, the £30m-turnover laundry and cleaning product manufacturer, is headquartered in Leeds and has a manufacturing plant in Redditch. It currently employs about 125 staff, with 30 of those added … Continued

Raw Technology joins RSK Group

RSK, a UK-based environmental, engineering and technical services consultancy, has acquired the business, operating assets and employees engaged in the business of RAW Technology Ltd. The acquisition is RSK’s fourth of this financial year. Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services LLP, Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance Ltd and Dow Schofield Watts Business Recovery advised RSK during the … Continued

Chemicals firm secures investment from PHD Equity Partners

A Goole-based chemicals business which supplies own-label products to industry has secured a significant investment from PHD Equity Partners to help to drive its growth. Technikraft produces over 800 different formulations including cleaners, fuel additives, anti-corrosion and lubrication products. The company serves clients in the UK and overseas including multinational oil companies, automotive manufacturers, engineering … Continued

Specialty chemicals supplier is acquired by German company

Melrob Group Holdings – the UK-based specialty chemicals business which has offices worldwide – has been acquired by the German company Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH (NRC).  Dow Schofield Watts and DWF advised on the deal, which will strengthen Hamburg-based NRC’s business in Asia Pacific and North America and give it access to the market for industrial chemicals and monomers and the biomaterials sector.    Melrob has headquarters in Crawley and UK offices in Tring and Congleton, with overseas offices in Europe, the US, Japan and South Korea. The business was established in 1995 by Ian Melluish, the current MD, and … Continued

Sale of branded chemicals manufacturer Premiere Products to Selden Research

DSW’s Corporate Finance team in Yorkshire & the North East has advised on the sale of Premiere Products by James Briggs (Holdings) Limited to Buxton-based Selden Research Limited (“Selden”). Premiere Products supplies market leading, specialist, branded and private label janitorial cleaning chemicals to professional cleaning trade channels and consumer markets worldwide. Selden is the UK’s leading … Continued

Swedish listed company HEXPOL has acquired Berwin Group

Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance has successfully advised the shareholders on the sale of Berwin Group to HEXPOL AB, a Swedish listed polymer compounding group. The Berwin shareholders were also advised by Andrew Needham, TLT solicitors, who has advised the shareholders for over 30 years. With sites in Manchester and Gloucestershire, the Berwin Group is … Continued