Nutritional supplements firm Nutri Advanced sold to US company

Nutritional supplements firm sold to US company A family business which is one of the UK’s leading online retailers of nutritional supplements has been acquired by a Californian company for an undisclosed sum. Nutri Advanced, which is based in Whaley Bridge, High Peak, has been sold to Metagenics Inc, which is backed by US-based private … Continued

New owner for premium holiday parks group Argyll Holidays

New owner for premium holiday parks group The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team has advised the shareholders of Argyll Holidays on its sale to international resort operator Cove Communities. Argyll Holidays, one of Scotland’s leading holiday brands, operates eight premium holiday parks across Argyll and Bute. Known for the natural beauty and picturesque … Continued

Leisure Lakes Bikes’ sale to JD Group: the route to a successful exit

Leisure Lakes Bikes’ sale to JD Group: the route to a successful exit Dow Schofield Watts advised one of the UK’s premium bicycle retailers on its sale to JD Group for an undisclosed sum. Leisure Lakes Bikes supplies an unrivaled range of cycles, parts and accessories through its 10 UK stores and strong online presence. … 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

Supply chain solutions specialist raises PE funding for growth

Supply chain solutions specialist raises PE funding for growth Bis Henderson, a leading provider of professional services into the supply chain sector, has secured investment from London-based private equity firm TPA Capital. Dow Schofield Watts advised Bis Henderson on the deal, which will help accelerate its growth ambitions. Established by Andy Kaye in 2000 and … 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

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

Fairway International Travel secures backing from ThinCats

Halifax travel firm which supports golfers on the PGA European Tour secures backing from ThinCats Fairway International Travel (FIT), an independent travel management company, has been supported by ThinCats with £1.5m in working capital. ThinCats was introduced by Phil Tarimo at Dow Schofield Watts Debt Advisory to provide the bespoke funding package needed. Founded in … 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

£12M Opticians Group Bayfields Secures BGF Investment

£12M Opticians Group Bayfields Secures BGF Investment Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance in Yorkshire and North East has advised Bayfields Opticians and Audiologists on its investment from BGF. Bayfields was founded in 2004 by optometrist Royston Bayfield and has its head office in Esholt. It has grown to 19 practices, including sites in County Durham, Lancashire, … Continued

Start-up raises £4m to roll out new EV charging points

Start-up raises £4m to roll out new EV charging points Dow Schofield Watts Aberdeen advised start-up Trojan Energy on its £4.1m seed funding round to support the roll-out of its on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging points. The product aims to help solve the issue of charging for vehicle owners without access to off-street parking, which is currently a … 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

Canaccord Genuity invests in a premium children’s clothes and toys retailer

Canaccord Genuity invests in a premium children’s clothes and toys retailer Investment by Canaccord Genuity in a premium children’s clothes and toys retailer focused on 0-5 year olds. Canaccord are a London based independent investment bank who provide innovative corporate finance and advisory solutions that are tailored to help their clients achieve strategic and financial … Continued

£2M Boost for Sunseekers

£2M Boost for Sunseekers North West sunbed and tanning shop specialist Sunseekers has secured a £2m loan from ThinCats as part of its plans to increase its presence across the region. ThinCats was introduced to the Sunseekers team by advisers Dave Graham and Philip Hodgson of Dow Schofield Watts, who had strong ties with the … Continued