MAPD Group acquires law firm Bermans

MAPD Group acquires law firm Bermans The MAPD Group has announced the majority stake acquisition of Bermans, a Liverpool and Manchester-based law firm specialising in commercial law.     The MAPD Group – a business bringing together local law firms – has made the first in what it says will be a series of acquisitions … Continued

DSW advises British Engineering Services on acquisition of XEIAD

DSW advises on British Engineering Services’ (BES) acquisition of specialist engineering inspection consultancy, XEIAD XEIAD Limited – a leading UK specialist in electrical testing, compliance and remedial works – has been acquired by British Engineering Services (BES). The acquisition marks the eighth made by British Engineering Services since 2019 and the latest that DSW has … Continued

iomart acquires Concepta Capital

iomart acquires Concepta Capital AIM-listed cloud computing company iomart Group has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Concepta Capital for an initial cash consideration of £10.5m. Concepta Capital is a holding company of a group of companies that includes ORIIUM and Pavilion IT. Leeds-based ORIIUM, established in 2007, works with value-added resellers … Continued

Nutritional supplements firm Nutri Advanced sold to US company

Nutritional supplements firm sold to US company A family business which is one of the UK’s leading online retailers of nutritional supplements has been acquired by a Californian company for an undisclosed sum. Nutri Advanced, which is based in Whaley Bridge, High Peak, has been sold to Metagenics Inc, which is backed by US-based private … Continued

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

Third takeover deal for APEM and £25m secured for refinancing

Third takeover deal for APEM and £25m secured for refinancing Manchester-based APEM, which is backed by WestBridge, has completed its third acquisition in 12 months with the acquisition of GoBe Consultants. Gregg Pendlington and Ross Thomas of Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance advised APEM, with Sophie Colloby of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services providing financial … Continued

DSW advises Architectural Steel on sale to ArcelorMittal Construction

DSW advises Architectural Steel on sale to ArcelorMittal Construction ArcelorMittal, through its subsidiary ArcelorMittal Construction, has acquired Architectural Steel Ltd (ASL), a Manchester-based, market-leading manufacturer of flashings and fabrications for the industrial roofing and cladding industry. Dow Schofield Watts advised the shareholders of ASL on the deal, which will help ArcelorMittal Construction to widen its … Continued

DSW advises ITS on £100m investment for broadband roll-out

DSW advises ITS on £100m investment for broadband roll-out Chester-based full fibre provider ITS Technology Group has raised a further £100m from Aviva Investors to accelerate the roll-out of its full fibre network. Dow Schofield Watts advised ITS on the investment. Since securing the first funding round of £45m from Aviva Investors in early 2020, … 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

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

Leisure Lakes Bikes’ sale to JD Group: the route to a successful exit

Leisure Lakes Bikes’ sale to JD Group: the route to a successful exit Dow Schofield Watts advised one of the UK’s premium bicycle retailers on its sale to JD Group for an undisclosed sum. Leisure Lakes Bikes supplies an unrivaled range of cycles, parts and accessories through its 10 UK stores and strong online presence. … Continued

Habicus Group acquire long-standing competitor The Apartment Service

Habicus Group acquire long-standing competitor The Apartment Service Habicus Group, the parent company of serviced apartment agent SilverDoor, has acquired long-standing competitor The Apartment Service. James Curtis and Gregg Pendlington of Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance advised Habicus Group on the deal. The acquisition will bring together two of the largest global serviced apartment agents. … 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

Collabco sale creates new global force in education software market

Collabco sale creates new global force in education software market Collabco – the UK company behind the student engagement platform myday – has been acquired by US-based Ready Education in a deal that brings together three market leaders across Europe and North America, with Netherlands-based StuComm also being acquired. Collabco, a software development specialist based … Continued