Blackrow Group changes hands in MBO

Blackrow Group changes hands in MBO The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team has advised market leading engineering services business, Blackrow Group, and its shareholders on a management buy-out. Blackrow Group (“Blackrow”), a multi-disciplinary, specialist engineering services business based in Grimsby, has undergone a management buy-out (“MBO”) funded by ABN AMRO Commercial Finance UK … Continued

DSW advises Architectural Steel on sale to ArcelorMittal Construction

DSW advises Architectural Steel on sale to ArcelorMittal Construction ArcelorMittal, through its subsidiary ArcelorMittal Construction, has acquired Architectural Steel Ltd (ASL), a Manchester-based, market-leading manufacturer of flashings and fabrications for the industrial roofing and cladding industry. Dow Schofield Watts advised the shareholders of ASL on the deal, which will help ArcelorMittal Construction to widen its … Continued

Peak Pipe Systems in cross border sale to Simona AG

Peak Pipe Systems in cross border sale to Simona AG The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team has advised Bridgstock on the sale of Peak Pipe Systems to SIMONA AG of Germany Peak Pipe Systems Limited (“PEAK”), based in Chesterfield, was a subsidiary of Bridgstock Limited, a family-run holding company, also headquartered in Chesterfield. … Continued

Gluten-free pioneer Dr. Schär enters fresh bread market

Gluten-free pioneer Dr. Schär enters fresh bread market with Glasgow acquisition Dr. Schär UK – the UK’s No.1 gluten-free brand – has acquired Glasgow based allergen-free, fresh bread manufacturer GDR Food Technology Ltd. A multidisciplinary team from Dow Schofield Watts advised on the deal, which will enable Dr. Schär to enter the UK fresh bread … Continued

Pre-pack saves 88 jobs at OEP Building Services

Pre-pack saves 88 jobs at bathroom pod manufacturer A pre-pack at a Lancaster-based modular construction company has saved the jobs of all 88 staff. OEP Building Services, whose pre-fabricated bathrooms and utility pods are regarded as the leaders in the market, had suffered cashflow problems due to the impact of Covid and a series of … Continued

Growth and succession for leading holiday home manufacturer

Growth and succession for leading holiday home manufacturer The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team has advised the shareholders of Carnaby Caravans on raising finance to support further growth and facilitate management succession. Carnaby Caravans, a leading manufacturer of high-quality holiday homes, is set for further growth following a record year which has seen … Continued

Sheffield Forgemasters acquired by the UK Ministry of Defence

Sheffield Forgemasters acquired by the UK Ministry of Defence The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team at Dow Schofield Watts has advised the Board of Sheffield Forgemasters on the sale of its entire share capital to the UK Ministry of Defence Founded over 200 years ago, Sheffield Forgemasters provides casting and forging solutions for … Continued

Praetura Commercial Finance delivers MBO for Pearl Window Systems

Praetura Commercial Finance delivers MBO for Pearl Window Systems Founded by its existing owners, Jeff and Judith Walsh in 1998, Pearl Window Systems is one of the UK’s leading fabricators and distributors of bespoke, design-led UPVc windows, doors and conservatory roof systems. The Group comprises three separate trading entities: Pearl Window Systems Limited, Pearl Window … 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

BGF investment for building plastics supplier

BGF investment for building plastics supplier Dow Schofield Watts has provided Corporate Finance advice to Northern Building Plastics on its investment from BGF to support its growth plans. Northern Building Plastics, led by co-founders, Judah Wilson and Richard Lindop, opened its first super depot in Leeds in 2010, followed by a second site in Bolton in May … 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

Comms Design acquired by Unipart

Comms Design acquired by Unipart The Yorkshire & North East corporate finance team of Dow Schofield Watts has advised Comms Design on its sale to Unipart Rail, the rail division of Unipart Group. The transaction followed an international marketing of the company to strategic trade parties. Comms Design is based in Harrogate, Yorkshire, and is … Continued

Auto Marine Cables on track to growth after investment from PHD

Auto Marine Cables on track to growth after investment from PHD A family business which is the UK’s leading supplier of low-voltage cables to the automotive and marine industries has received a significant investment from PHD Equity Partners to drive its growth. Auto Marine Cables (AMC) employs 76 staff at its premises in Worsley, near Manchester and manufactures … Continued

Buy-In Management Buyout of Star Brands Completed

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 … Continued

Proseal UK Limited To Be Acquired By US Corporation In £220m Deal

Food packaging specialist to be acquired by US corporation in £220m deal Proseal UK Limited – the UK firm which is a leading provider of tray sealing technology to the food industry – is to be acquired by Chicago-based JBT Corporation. JBT, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has signed a definitive … Continued