Bollington Wilson Insurers buy Prophet Trade Credit Ltd.

Bollington Wilson Insurers buy Prophet Trade Credit Ltd. Brokerage firm Bollington Wilson Insurers has completed a deal to buy Harrogate-based broker Prophet Trade Credit Ltd. as part of a bigger expansion plan for 2020. Dow Schofield Watts’ Corporate Finance and Transaction Support teams assisted Bollington Wilson. The sale adds over £4 million ($5.2 million) gross … Continued

Succession Wealth Acquires Investors Planning Associates

Succession Wealth, the independent UK wealth management and financial planning firm, has today announced its acquisition of Investors Planning Associates Ltd (IPA), the national financial advisory firm with almost £500m funds under management (FUM). Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence. Underpinning Succession’s ongoing focus on profitable, nationwide expansion and integration of large-scale businesses, this … Continued

NVM Private Equity Vintage III LP invests in Secure Retail

NVM Private Equity (NVM) today announces that its fund, NVM Private Equity Vintage III LP, has completed the management buy-out of Leicestershire-based Secure Retail Limited (Secure), a leading provider of electronic payment solutions. DSW Transaction Services advised NVM. Founded by CEO Carl Barton in 2003, Secure offers a range of hardware, managed services and software products principally to retail, hospitality … Continued

Beech Tree Private Equity invests in the Fluent Money Group

  A private equity firm has completed its first deal in the North West with the acquisition of a Bolton-headquartered online loan platform in a transaction understood to be worth more than £15m. Beech Tree Private Equity has invested in the Fluent Money Group, which is the UK’s largest online secured loans broker and employs … Continued

DSW advises Liverpool insurance broker Coulter Hurst on sale to Stackhouse Poland

Cheshire based Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance acted for Coulter Hurst and Company Limited on their sale to leading independent insurance broker, Stackhouse Poland. Founded in 1999, Liverpool-based Coulter Hurst is an insurance and risk management practice which specialises in the commercial property and professional insurance sectors. Stackhouse Poland’s acquisition of Coulter Hurst will see their operating footprint … Continued

Prohire acquires Midland Vehicle Contracts

Dow Schofield Watts has advised on the sale of Midland Vehicle Contracts Limited (“MVC”) to Prohire Group plc, the Staffordshire-based asset leasing company. As a division of Prohire Group plc, Midland Vehicle Contracts Limited will continue to trade as such for the foreseeable future and the directors of Prohire are delighted to confirm, all MVC … Continued

Management buy-out of Taylor Patterson Group Limited

Dow Schofield Watts LLP advised the management team of Taylor Patterson Group Limited (“Taylor Patterson”) on their management buy-out. The management team of Taylor Patterson has increased its stake in the Company from 10% to 55% Since formation, Taylor Patterson has grown from a 2 person partnership to become one of the leading firms of … Continued

Management buy-out of Allclear Finance

Allclear Finance, a top tier supplier of debt solutions and financial planning services to the rapidly growing UK consumer credit market, has been sold to a management buyout team backed by Inflexion Private Equity. The business, lead by Chris Holmes, intends to broaden its service proposition, including providing increased access to needs-based, advice driven debt … Continued

Bankhall acquires Norwich Union mortgage club

Norwich Union, the UK’s largest insurer, has agreed to sell the Norwich Union Mortgage Club (NUMC) to Bankhall, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of intermediary services. NUMC is currently the fourth biggest mortgage broker club in the UK, representing 35 lenders and distributing mortgages through more than 7,000 intermediaries. In 2003, NUMC brokered almost … Continued