Tile Giant acquired from Travis Perkins PLC

Tile Giant acquired from Travis Perkins PLC The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team of Dow Schofield Watts has advised Leeds based specialist investment group, Coverings, on the acquisition of Tile Giant from Northampton based Travis Perkins PLC. Tile Giant is one of the leading tiling retailers in the UK through its 82 stores … 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

Logistics firm in expansion drive with £11.75m acquisition

Leeds-based logistics firm Clipper has acquired Tesam Distribution for £11.75m in a deal that will see the group expand its operations into the south. Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services team advised on the deal. Tesam supplies warehousing and distribution services to the retail sector, operating from three sites in and around Peterborough, and employs around … Continued

DSW act for SAS International on sale to SIG Plc

SIG Plc, the FTSE 250 materials distribution specialist, has acquired SAS Direct & Partitioning Limited (SAS Direct) from SAS International for an undisclosed sum. Paul Gordon, managing director, SIG Distribution said: “SAS Direct will further enhance the SIG Interiors business by extending our portfolio to include a very strong product and service proposition for the commercial interiors sector, … Continued

DSW Transaction Services provided financial due diligence to North West based specialist agricultural and distribution business NWF, on latest acquisition

North west based specialist agricultural and distribution business NWF has made a bolt-on acquisition which will see growth in its fuel business. The Nantwich, Cheshire headquartered group has acquired Staffordshire Fuels, a 32 million litres per year fuel distribution business operating in Staffordshire and the West Midlands. This acquisition will increase NWF Fuel’s annual volume … Continued

Online rug retailer set for growth after £3.2m buy-in

PHD Equity Partners backs £3.2m management buy-in of UK’s leading online rug retailer Modern Rugs – the UK’s leading dedicated online rug retailer which is based in Co Durham (URLs: www.modern-rugs.co.uk and www.sisalrugs.co.uk) – has undergone a £3.2m management buy-in backed by Enterprise Ventures and PHD Equity Partners. The deal gives operational control of the … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance advises Character World management team on £36million secondary buyout

Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance, the prominent independent advisory firm, announces the successful completion of its advisory role to the management team of Character World, the UK’s leading licenced bedding specialist, on their secondary buyout backed by Palatine Private Equity from RJD Partners.  Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance  have been retained adviser to the management … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts act on cross border deal with Indian buyer

Yorkshire advisers act on cross border deal with Indian buyer Two leading Yorkshire advisory firms, Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance Limited (“DSW”) and Squire Patton Boggs have successfully completed the international trade sale of Homestyle Products Limited (“Homestyle Products”) to Acrysil UK Limited, a newly formed UK subsidiary of Acrysil Limited (“Acrysil”), an Indian company … Continued

Multisol Group sold to Brenntag for £112m

Cheshire chemicals distribution firm Multisol has been acquired by German industrial group Brenntag in a deal worth more than £112m. Nantwich-based Multisol, which had been looking to list on AIM last year, was advised by Warrington-based corporate finance house Dow Schofield Watts in the sale. Multisol distributes of lubricant additives and base oils throughout Europe … Continued

MBO of Multisol

Dow Schofield Watts has advised the shareholders on the sale of the company to the Management Team (MBO) from the existing family shareholder base. This included arranging an ABL facility with KBC Business Capital and insured Deferred Loan note provided through DFL with Mitsui Sumitomo. The family shareholders have retained a minority stake. The existing … Continued

£20m sale of Character World

Dow Schofield Watts has advised on the sale of licensed bedding company, Character World Limited. Ambitious licensed bedding company Character World is on track for further growth following a management buy out led by private equity house RJD Partners which values the firm at some £20million. The deal sees co-founder and chairman Tommy Schweiger selling … Continued

Sale of O’Connors to the Stobart Group PLC

Dow Schofield Watts has advised the shareholders of O’Connor, a rail-connected freight handling business on its sale to Westbury. The acquisition was part of a series of transactions to transform the Company into a multi-modal transport and logistics business giving its customers access to road, rail, deep sea and inland waterway transport systems and deep … Continued

Taygroup MBO

Dow Schofield Watts has advised on the vendors on the sale of Taygroup plc to the management team. Southport-born businessman Nick Taylor has sold his haulage business he founded in Burscough in an £8.75m Management Buyout (MBO) deal funded by The Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”). Nick, the Chairman of Taygroup plc, and Paul Craven, … Continued