What does 2023 hold for the deals market?

What does 2023 hold for the deals market? Gregg Pendlington of DSW’s Corporate Finance team sets out what buyers, vendors and investors can expect in the year ahead. What does 2023 hold for the deals market? 2023 will not deliver the same deal volumes as in the bumper year of 2021 – but if the … Continued

DSW leaps to 6th in UK corporate finance rankings and 9th in Scotland

DSW leaps to 6th in UK corporate finance rankings and 9th in Scotland Dow Schofield Watts was the UK’s sixth most active corporate finance advisor in the first nine months of the year – up from 13th position last year, according to the latest Experian Market IQ report. The report also shows the firm leapt … Continued

Renewables specialist joins Edinburgh corporate finance team

Renewables specialist joins Edinburgh corporate finance team Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its recently opened Edinburgh office with the appointment of Adam Widerkiewicz as corporate finance manager. Adam, who has nine years of experience in finance, joins from EDF Renewables where he was a mergers and acquisitions specialist helping the company to build its ‘green … Continued

Land of opportunity? 4 key trends in the Scottish deals market

Land of opportunity? 4 key trends in the Scottish deals market Tom Faichnie of Dow Schofield Watts Scotland highlights some current developments and discusses the future prospects for M&A 1. SMEs need to find ways to boost their value SMEs are the bedrock of the Scottish economy and we have lots of very successful small … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Celebrates Women in the Professional Services Industry 

Dow Schofield Watts Celebrates Women in the Professional Services Industry In celebration of Businesswomen’s Week, we have asked our team members at Dow Schofield Watts to share their passions, achievements, and any nuggets of wisdom with women who are considering or already have a career in the professional services industry. To best explain to you … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts shortlisted in four categories in Yorkshire Dealmaker Awards

Dow Schofield Watts shortlisted in four categories in Yorkshire Dealmaker Awards Dow Schofield Watts is continuing its success during the awards season with another four nominations, this time for the Yorkshire Insider Dealmaker Awards. The transaction services team, which is led by Sophie Colloby, has been nominated for The Transaction Services Team of the Year … Continued

Insider name MAPD Group’s acquisition of Bermans as Deal of the Month

Insider name MAPD Group’s acquisition of Bermans as Deal of the Month Insider has named The MAPD Group‘s acquisition of Bermans (a Liverpool and Manchester-based firm specialising in commercial law) as the Deal of the Month. MAPD now has a 75 per cent stake in Bermans with 25 per cent retained by Bermans’ partners to … Continued

New figures show DSW is one of top 10 UK dealmakers

New figures show DSW is one of top 10 UK dealmakers Dow Schofield Watts was the UK’s tenth most active corporate finance advisor in the first half of the year – up from 13th place in the same period last year, according to new figures from Experian. The group also ranked first in the North … Continued

What is a career in professional services like?

What is a career in professional services like? A Q&A with DSW’s Young Professionals  A few weeks ago, in a canal-side bar in Deansgate, we gathered our new starters and a group of Northwest young professionals for a relaxed networking session over after-work drinks.   Not only was it an excellent opportunity to introduce our employees … Continued

Strategic acquisitions: how to unlock the benefits

Strategic acquisitions: how to unlock the benefits Gregg Pendlington of Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team explains what type of deals can be considered strategic and how to structure them to achieve the best outcomes A strategic acquisition can transform a business in a number of ways. As well as enhancing value through combination synergies, … Continued

Corporate Finance Team Secure Two Wins at Yorkshire Rainmakers

Corporate Finance Team Secure Two Wins at Yorkshire Rainmakers The corporate finance team at Dow Schofield Watts has taken home two awards for deals they advised on at the Yorkshire Rainmakers Awards last Friday. The team were recognised in the Deal under £20m category for their work on the sale of Sheffield Forgemasters to the UK Ministry of Defence,  … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands corporate finance team

Dow Schofield Watts expands corporate finance team Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its corporate finance team in the North West with the appointment of Rose Arnold as an Executive. Rose has six years’ experience in finance. She started her career at PwC in Manchester, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant and worked in digital … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts supports Circus Starr for 7th year!

Dow Schofield Watts supports Circus Starr for the 7th year! Our North West Corporate Finance team has continued its ongoing support for Circus Starr for the 7th year running! The charity, which brings all the fun of the circus to children and families that may have found this difficult in the past, has created a … Continued