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

Working capital transaction for Altec Group

Shawbrook has completed a £3,000,000 working capital transaction for Altec Group, a precision engineering solutions provider based in County Durham with operations across the North of England. This facility initially comprises a £2,500,000 confidential invoice discounting line combined with a £500,000 cash flow loan. Financial Due Diligence on the transaction was conducted by Dow Schofield … Continued

Sale of Dr Newman’s Clinic’s

A group of medical entrepreneurs who sold their last company for £60m has snapped up a Bolton-based chain of clinics and plan a huge expansion of the business over the next five years. Dr Newman’s Clinic, founded by a father and son in 1997, has been acquired in a £1.6m deal by a consortium which … Continued

RJD backs Raphael Healthcare

Raphael Healthcare, a specialist provider of mental health services for women, has received £6.1m of development capital in a deal valuing the business at £30m. Raphael was established in Runcorn, Cheshire, by chief executive Arthur Robinson and healthcare entrepreneur and chairman John Lamb. Both founders will retain equity in the business. They will be joined … Continued