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

BCN Group acquires Cloud2

BCN Group strengthens its Microsoft capabilities with the acquisition of data analytics and process automation specialist Cloud2 BCN Group, the managed IT, cloud and digital transformation specialist, has expanded its data analytics and process automation capabilities with the acquisition of Cloud2. Ed Brentnall and Tomos Edwards of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due … Continued

dormakaba UK & Ireland acquires RTR Services Ltd

dormakaba UK & Ireland acquires RTR Services Ltd Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services has provided financial due diligence to dormakaba UK & Ireland in respect of its acquisition of RTR Services Ltd. Ed Brentnall and Matt Jones of DSW advised dormakaba. RTR Services is based in Essex, with additional operations in Lichfield, and is a … Continued

Inspired Energy completes bolt-on acquisition

Inspired Energy completes bolt-on acquisition Procurement consultancy Inspired Energy has continued its buy and build strategy with the acquisition of energy consultancy Businesswise Solutions. Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services advised on the deal. The Lancashire company has funded the acquisition from the group’s successful £31.3m placing and open offer completed in July last year. It … Continued

Assura Completes Developer Acquisition

Assura Completes Developer Acquisition DSW Transaction Services provided due diligence to Assura plc on its latest acquisition of primary care property developer, Apollo Capital Projects Development. The acquisition has allowed Assura plc, a leading investor and developer in the primary care sector, to expand its existing development team to 11 specialist surveyors and significantly increase … Continued

DSW advises on buy-out at MoneyPlus Group

DSW advises on buy-out at MoneyPlus Group MoneyPlus Group, one of the UK’s largest providers of consumer debt advice, has undergone a management buy-out backed by Intriva Capital. DSW Transaction Services provided vendor due diligence for MoneyPlus on the deal, which was led by the company’s longstanding Chief Executive, Chris Davis. Intriva will also provide … Continued

MBO of Keysource backed by Tosca Debt Capital and Shawbrook Bank

MBO of Keysource backed by Tosca Debt Capital and Shawbrook Bank A management buyout at a data centres specialist has been backed by Manchester-based Tosca Debt Capital and Shawbrook Bank, who provided equity finance and debt funding, respectively. Terms of the deal are undisclosed. Sophie Colloby of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided due diligence … Continued

Manchester IT Firm Acquires Warrington’s Xicon Cloud

Manchester IT Firm Expands With Acquisition Warrington’s Xicon Cloud A private equity-backed IT, cloud and digital transformation specialist based in Manchester has expanded with the acquisition of a Warrington business. Ed Brentnall and Tomos Edwards from Dow Schofield Watts advised on the financial due diligence. The takeover of Xicon Cloud by BCN Group is designed to strengthen … Continued

Major Feed Company Merges with Manufacture

Major Feed Company Merges with Manufacture Dodson & Horrell has announced a merger with animal feed manufacturer HJ Lea Oakes. Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence on the deal. The venture will bring together the equine, poultry and zoo feed division of Dodson & Horrell Ltd with HJ Lea Oakes from 11 … Continued

DSW team advise on sale of leading IT solutions firm

DSW team advise on sale of leading IT solutions firm Agilitas IT Solutions – the UK’s leading services provider to IT channel partners – has changed hands in one of the most significant tech sector deals in recent months. NVM Private Equity has sold its stake in Agilitas to international private equity investor Perwyn. Dow … Continued

Total Capital-backed GRITIT acquires NMC Group

Total Capital-backed GRITIT acquires NMC Group Total Capital Partners (Total Capital) portfolio company GRITIT has completed the acquisition of Doncaster-based surfacing, engineering and external environment maintenance business NMC Group Ltd (NMC). Jonathan Steed of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence for the deal The unique and transformational acquisition of NMC doubles the … Continued

NorthEdge invests in Lights4fun

NorthEdge invests in Lights4fun Private equity firm NorthEdge has supported the management buyout of Lights4fun, one of Europe’s leading e-commerce retailers of decorative lighting, to further expand the business’ existing market presence internationally. Jonathan Steed of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence The direct-to-consumer Harrogate-headquartered business has been operating since 2003 and … Continued

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

Beech Tree Private Equity invests in Microsoft Cloud Specialist

Beech Tree Private Equity invests in Microsoft Cloud Specialist Beech Tree Private Equity has invested in Transparity Solutions and is set to support the fast-growing Microsoft cloud specialist’s plans to scale up rapidly in a fragmented market. Beech Tree and Newco were advised by Ed Brentnall, Rob Parker and Rebecca Smith of Dow Schofield Watts … Continued

Management Buy In Completes At Yorkshire Based Oxley Holdings

Management Buy In Completes At Yorkshire Based Oxley Holdings Oxley Holdings Limited, Yorkshire’s leading supplier and installer of quality garage doors, gates and shutters, has been bought as part of a Management Buy-In backed by Wakefield based Mysing Capital Limited. Financial due diligence was provided by Sophie Colloby from Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services team. … Continued