DSW Debt Advisory helps MLL Telecom secure £8m facility

DSW Debt Advisory helps MLL Telecom secure £8m facility Marlow-based managed network services provider MLL Telecom Ltd has raised a flexible £8m debt facility from TriplePoint Private Credit to accelerate the growth of the business. DSW Debt Advisory advised MLL on the debt raise which was focused on achieving a flexible financing solution that could grow with the business … 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

Bally’s Corporation acquires Degree 53

Bally’s Corporation acquires Degree 53 Degree 53 a Manchester digital agency has been acquired by US-listed global gaming, betting and interactive entertainment company Bally’s Corporation. Sophie Colloby of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence on the deal.  Degree 53 was founded by Andrew Daniels in 2013 following investment from Betfred founder Fred … Continued

Wavenet Limited acquires Internal Systems Limited

Wavenet Limited acquires Internal Systems Limited Wavenet IT capabilities and infrastructure boosted with the latest acquisition of Internal Systems Limited (ISL). Following the news earlier this month of the acquisition of NTS Communications, Wavenet has announced its latest acquisition of IT and security provider Internal Systems Limited. Financial due diligence was provided by Ed Brentnall … Continued

Mercia backs UK Mail Digital in MBO from parent company DHL Parcel UK

Mercia backs UK Mail Digital in MBO from parent company DHL Parcel UK UK Mail Digital, one of the UKs leading hybrid mail specialists, has announced the successful completion of a Management Buy Out from its parent company DHL Parcel UK. The current Managing Director, Andy Barber has led the deal to take UKMD independent. … Continued

Firesprite enters next level with sale to Sony

Firesprite enters next level with sale to Sony The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team at DSW has advised on a high profile deal which will see Firesprite the UK-based videogame studio with a history of developing highly-polished showpieces for cutting-edge hardware being acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). The transaction builds on an … Continued

Ancoris receives investment from Beech Tree Private Equity

Ancoris receives investment from Beech Tree Private Equity Beech Tree Private Equity has invested in Ancoris, the pure-play Google Cloud expert. Dow Schofield Watts’ Ed Brentnall, Ros Jones, Rob Parker, Rebecca Smith and Matthew Jones provided financial due diligence to Beech Tree and Newco. With its plans to scale up investments in Sales & Marketing and Development, the partnership will … Continued

Transparity acquire Microsoft Partner AMT Evolve

Transparity acquire Microsoft Partner AMT Evolve UK-based Transparity Solutions Limited has acquired Microsoft specialist AMT Evolve. The acquisition adds extensive additional skills to the focused Microsoft Cloud Partner in relation to Teams, SharePoint and the Power Platform. Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided due diligence on the deal. Ed Brentnall commented “Being the third time we’ve … 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

Cushon raises £26m

Cushon raises £26m Cushon, a fintech pension and savings provider, has closed an overall funding round of £26m to finance rapid expansion and product development plans. Leading the £6m equity raise is fintech venture capitalist, Augmentum Fintech. A further £20m in credit facility has been committed by AshGrove Capital, a leading independent pan-European specialty lending … 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

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

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

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