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

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

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

Car Buying Group acquired by Aston Barclay

The Car Buying Group (TCBG), one of the UK’s largest independent consumer car buying companies, has been acquired by Aston Barclay.   Roger Esler and Paul Herriott from Dow Schofield Watts’ Corporate Finance Team in Yorkshire & the North East advised TCBG and its shareholders on the sale.  Selling over 10,000 cars nationwide on behalf of car owners, TCBG has been at the forefront of the online … Continued

DSW tech team advise Azzure IT on £2m fundraising

Dow Schofield Watts’ technology team advised Azzure IT, one of the North’s fastest growing small tech firms, on its £2m fundraising from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. The deal is the single largest investment by the Fund since its launch in February last year. Sheffield-based Azzure IT helps … Continued

Wavenet acquires Talk Internet

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services advised Wavenet on the acquisition of Talk Internet Limited, a Warrington-based provider of network and cloud services. The acquisition strengthens Wavenet’s presence across the UK and brings new features to its portfolio that will benefit both new and existing customers. Bill Dawson, CEO of Birmingham-based Wavenet, commented: “This is a … Continued

Hotel WiFi specialist secures £1.7m to fund growth overseas 

Airangel – the Warrington-based company which is the leading provider of guest WiFi solutions to the hospitality sector – has secured a £1.7m funding package from Santander Corporate & Commercial to support its further growth. Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services advised Santander on the deal. Airangel, which has recently opened new office in Dubai, is … Continued