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

Cushon acquires Workers Pension Trust

Cushon acquires Workers Pension Trust Cushon, a workplace savings fintech, has acquired the scheme funder of the Workers Pension Trust (WPT). Sophie Colloby of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Service’s team in Leeds provided financial due diligence to Cushon on the deal. Construction First Limited – the scheme funder of the WPT is the leading auto-enrolment … Continued

Mobeus invests £8m in The Boundary

Mobeus invests £8m in The Boundary The Boundary, an architectural visualisation studio pioneering the use of digital technologies to represent the built environment, has gained a GBP8.2 million investment from Mobeus, with further funding committed to support an existing acquisition pipeline. Using proprietary technology and IP, The Boundary creates virtual reality (VR) experiences, short films, … 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

BCN Group acquires Runcorn’s Polymorph

BCN Group acquires Runcorn’s Polymorph BCN Group has acquired Runcorn-based digital company Polymorph, for an undisclosed sum. The merger is expected to bring BCN revenues of more than £30m per year, with Polymorph’s latest accounts showing a turnover in excess of £4m. Ed Brentnall of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence for BCN … 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

Peak42 Acquired By Edwin James Group

“The quality and depth of the advice during early engagement set Dow Schofield Watts apart from its competitors. We established a strong relationship working very closely with the team in the planning stages. This proved to be a key factor throughout the transaction process as we faced diligence challenges. We felt incredibly well represented with … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts advises on the sale of Open Objects to Idox plc

A market leading supplier of social care and health software solutions and digital services to around 60% of top tier local authorities in England including Sheffield, Barnsley, Darlington, Durham and Newcastle has been taken over in a deal involving Yorkshire advisers. Open Objects Software Limited, a specialist in the UK public sector social care and … Continued

iSOFT Group PLC and Torex PLC recommended merger offer

The Merger Offer: * combines iSOFT’s innovative technology with Torex’s proven domain expertise; * provides the opportunity to participate more fully in the £2.3 billion NHS modernisation programme; * unites the two companies’ international presence; and * enables the Merged Group to benefit from cost synergies and to capitalise on the relative strengths of iSOFT … Continued