Meet the women behind the businesses – Business Women’s Week 2021

Meet the women behind the businesses – Business Women’s Week 2021 To celebrate Business Women’s Week we’ve asked our team members at Dow Schofield Watts to share an insight into their passions outside of work to remind us all how a healthy work/life balance can benefit us in various areas of our lives. Thank you … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts in the running four times at Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards

Dow Schofield Watts in the running four times at Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards The Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards shortlist has been announced, with Dow Schofield Watts appearing in the running four times for: Deal of the Year (between £5m – £25m) – for the investment in Lights4fun by NorthEdge Deal of the Year (between £5m – £25m) … Continued

North West Dealmakers Awards shortlist announced

North West Dealmakers Awards shortlist announced The North West Dealmakers Awards shortlist has been announced, with Dow Schofield Watts nominated for 5 categories including: Mid-Market Corporate Finance Team of the Year – having advised on 27 deals valued at £625m this year. Transaction Services Team of the Year Deal of the Year (£10M-£50M) – British … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts win Niche Firm of the Year

Dow Schofield Watts win Niche Firm of the Year Congratulations to our Yorkshire & North East team, who have won Niche Firm of the Year at the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards! It is the second time running they have won this award, and this year they were also runner up for the Corporate Finance Services award. … Continued

Test and measurement specialist acquired by US market leader

Test and measurement specialist acquired by US market leader MCS Test – the St Asaph-based company which is one of the UK’s leading test and measurement solutions providers – has been acquired by the US market leader, TestEquity. The North West advisory team from Dow Schofield Watts advised the shareholders of MCS Test on the … Continued

DSW ranked in top 15 corporate finance advisers in UK

DSW ranked in top 15 corporate finance advisers in UK Dow Schofield Watts has been named as the 14th most active corporate finance adviser in the UK in the first half of 2021 – up from 24 in the same period last year. The latest figures from Experian’s Market IQ report, which include deals involving … Continued

Sheffield Forgemasters acquired by the UK Ministry of Defence

Sheffield Forgemasters acquired by the UK Ministry of Defence The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team at Dow Schofield Watts has advised the Board of Sheffield Forgemasters on the sale of its entire share capital to the UK Ministry of Defence Founded over 200 years ago, Sheffield Forgemasters provides casting and forging solutions for … 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

Corporate finance team in running for Rainmaker Awards

Corporate finance team in running for Rainmaker Awards Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team in the North West have been shortlisted for the 2021 Rainmaker Awards. The team are in the running for the Corporate Finance Team of the Year. Meanwhile, a deal on which they advised – the acquisition of Bollington Wilson Group by … Continued

Former Chancellor predicts ‘growth bounce’ as UK exits lockdown

Former Chancellor predicts ‘growth bounce’ as UK exits lockdown With the UK economy exiting from lockdown, Dow Schofield Watts clients were given an insight into its future prospects in a private briefing with the former Chancellor, Lord Philip Hammond. During the online event, which was hosted by DSW and organised by OakNorth Bank, Lord Hammond … 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

Corporate finance team announces three promotions

Corporate finance team announces three promotions Dow Schofield Watts is pleased to announce three promotions in its corporate finance team in the North West. Dan Walker and Tom Dutton have been promoted to Associate Directors, and Ross Thomas to Manager. Dan and Tom joined the firm in 2017 from KPMG, while Ross joined in 2019 … Continued

DSW Employees Shortlisted for Young Professionals Awards

DSW Employees Shortlisted for Young Professionals Awards Congratulations to Thomas Dutton, Callum Sellar and all our young professionals at Dow Schofield Watts on being shortlisted for Insider’s North West Young Professionals Awards 2021! Thomas Dutton is shortlisted for Young Accountant of the Year Callum Sellar is shortlisted for Young Financier of the Year Dow Schofield Watts is … Continued

James Dow speaks with the Business Desk about the buoyancy of the deals market

James Dow speaks with the Business Desk about the buoyancy of the deals market In a fireside chat at Invest North, James Dow, founder of Dow Schofield Watts and Stewart Haworth, director of debt finance at OakNorth Bank, spoke about the buoyancy of the deals market through the economic recovery and how they have been supporting … Continued

International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day 2021 On this International Women’s Day some of our female team members would like to share their experiences of lockdown, the challenge’s of work colliding with life, and how they’re coping in this new set of circumstances! We are proud that our team feels empowered to challenge the status quo when it … Continued