Specialist IT recruitment consultancy onboards significant equity investment

Specialist IT recruitment consultancy onboards significant equity investment Dow Schofield Watts’ Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team has advised specialist IT recruitment consultancy Ellis Recruitment Group and its shareholders on a £10m investment by Mobeus. Ellis Recruitment Group (“Ellis”) is a specialist IT recruitment consultancy serving the Global Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) resourcing market. … Continued

APEM Group Acquires Macro Works

APEM Group Acquires Macro Works Environmental consulting firm APEM Group has purchased a landscape and visual consultant firm based in Ireland. Macro Works has clients in both the public and private sectors, including renewables, infrastructure, and commercial development. The company creates photomontages, 3D visual simulations, glint and glare reports, and landscape design in addition to … Continued

Beech Tree backs Arc Systems

Beech Tree backs Arc Systems Dow Schofield Watts’ North West transaction services team advised Beech Tree Private Equity on its investment in Arc Systems, a cloud and IT-managed services provider.  Founded by James Clayden in 1992, Arc is headquartered in Basildon, Essex, and primarily operates in London and the South East. The business offers services … Continued

Sorted secures £3m loan funding

Sorted secures £3m loan funding The Manchester-based software business has secured a £3m loan funding to support its growth and expansion plans. Sorted is a delivery management platform that offers a variety of eCommerce services, such as tracking and analysing post-purchase performance. In recent years, the company has expanded rapidly and now provides services to … Continued

Foresight Group sells Mi Healthcare to Probo Medical

Foresight Group sells Mi Healthcare to Probo Medical Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services in the North West provided Vendor Due Diligence services in respect of the recent disposal of UK-based Mi Healthcare to US-based Probo Medical (part of Avista Capital Partners). Catriona Lang, Rob Parker and Alex Aitchison advised on the deal. On working with Dow … Continued

iomart acquires Concepta Capital

iomart acquires Concepta Capital AIM-listed cloud computing company iomart Group has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Concepta Capital for an initial cash consideration of £10.5m. Concepta Capital is a holding company of a group of companies that includes ORIIUM and Pavilion IT. Leeds-based ORIIUM, established in 2007, works with value-added resellers … Continued

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

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

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

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

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

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