DSW advises on buy-out at MoneyPlus Group

DSW advises on buy-out at MoneyPlus Group MoneyPlus Group, one of the UK’s largest providers of consumer debt advice, has undergone a management buy-out backed by Intriva Capital. DSW Transaction Services provided vendor due diligence for MoneyPlus on the deal, which was led by the company’s longstanding Chief Executive, Chris Davis. Intriva will also provide … 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

Bollington Wilson Insurers buy Prophet Trade Credit Ltd.

Bollington Wilson Insurers buy Prophet Trade Credit Ltd. Brokerage firm Bollington Wilson Insurers has completed a deal to buy Harrogate-based broker Prophet Trade Credit Ltd. as part of a bigger expansion plan for 2020. Dow Schofield Watts’ Corporate Finance and Transaction Support teams assisted Bollington Wilson. The sale adds over £4 million ($5.2 million) gross … 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

Operam Education acquires Key Stage Teacher Supply

Dow Schofield Watts’ Corporate Finance and Transaction Support teams in Yorkshire & the North East have advised Operam Education Group on its acquisition of Key Stage Teacher Supply, a North West-based education recruitment agency. The transaction follows the Barnsley-headquartered group’s acquisitions of Teachers UK and The Education Specialists earlier this year. Following an initial £3.7m … Continued

Gamma takes on Telsis to boost its UCaaS offering

Gamma Communications, a rapidly growing provider of communications services to the UK business market, has announced its acquisition of Telsis Communication Services, a UK-based developer of unified communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) products for small to medium-size enterprises (SMEs). Gamma anticipates that this acquisition will bring the right combination of specialist development skills and engineering expertise, thus helping … Continued

RSK Group Buys Site Remediation Firm

Environmental and engineering services specialist RSK Group has expanded with the acquisition of a multidisciplinary site remediation company. RSK was advised by Tony Meakin of Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance and Nicola Merritt of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services. With headquarters in Sittingbourne and further offices in Stafford, Devon and Bologna, Ecologia Environmental Solutions employs a workforce of 45. … 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

Auger Site Investigations acquired by Swedish Infrastructure Technology Group

DSW advises on disposal of Insurance Services Provider to Swedish Infrastructure Technology Group in £25m deal Auger Site Investigations Limited – the market-leading UK specialist in claims management of underground infrastructure (water, drainage, subsidence) for the insurance industry – has been acquired by Sdiptech AB for a purchase price of up to £25m. Dow Schofield Watts … Continued

AFI receives investment from Pricoa

DSW’s Corporate Finance team in Yorkshire & the North East has advised the management of AFI-Uplift Limited (“AFI” or “the Group”) on the securing £60m of new long-term financing from Pricoa Private Capital (“Pricoa”). DSW has also advised AFI on the acquisition of Facelift (GB) Limited (“Facelift”). The overall deal size for the combined transactions … Continued

AFI gets a Facelift

DSW’s Corporate Finance team in Yorkshire & the North East has advised AFI-Uplift Limited (“AFI” or “the Group”), one of the UK and Middle East’s leading powered access specialists offering machine rental and sales and industry-accredited training and health & safety courses, on the acquisition of Facelift (GB) Limited (“Facelift”). Facelift is a long-established powered … Continued

RSK Moves For Pollution Response and Remediation Firm

Environmental and engineering services specialist RSK Group has swooped for a specialist in inland oil spill response and remediation – its fourth acquisition of this financial year. The company has bought the business, operating assets and employees engaged in the business of RAW Technology Ltd. RAW operates worldwide from 16 offices in the UK and … Continued