New report ranks DSW group in UK’s top 10 dealmakers

New report ranks DSW group in UK’s top 10 dealmakers Dow Schofield Watts was the sixth most active corporate finance advisor in the UK in the first quarter of the year, according to new figures from Experian. The group also ranked in first place in the North West, joint third in Scotland, and fifth in the … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts opens Edinburgh office as part of Scottish expansion

Dow Schofield Watts opens Edinburgh office as part of Scottish expansion Dow Schofield Watts has opened a new office in Edinburgh as part of its plans to build its presence in Scotland. The firm, which has an existing office in Aberdeen, is also expanding its services in Scotland to include fundraising for private equity firms … 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 Yorkshire & the North East with the appointment of Mike Barker as an Associate. Mike is a Chartered Accountant with over seven years’ experience in finance, having started his career with EY in Leeds, where he worked in … Continued

£2m grant fund aims to attract professional services teams

£2m grant fund aims to attract professional services teams Dow Schofield Watts has earmarked £2m in grant funding to attract professional services teams as it seeks to expand its UK footprint. The Dow Schofield Watts Entrepreneurship Grant scheme will be open to ‘break-out teams’ from top-tier firms who want to set up their own business … Continued

New report places Dow Schofield Watts in top 20 UK dealmakers

New report places Dow Schofield Watts in top 20 UK dealmakers Dow Schofield Watts was one of the top 20 most active corporate finance advisers in the UK in 2021, according to the latest figures from Experian. Its Market IQ report, which includes mergers and acquisitions involving a UK company, show the firm advised on … Continued

Bumper year for Dow Schofield Watts’ Northern dealmakers

Bumper year for Dow Schofield Watts’ Northern dealmakers Dealmakers at Dow Schofield Watts’ Northern offices almost doubled the volume and value of deals completed in 2021 in a bumper year for the firm. The teams in Yorkshire & the North East and the North West advised on 107 deals with a total value of £2.45bn … Continued

Rapid rise puts Dow Schofield Watts in top 50 accounting firms

Rapid rise puts Dow Schofield Watts in top 50 accounting firms Dow Schofield Watts has been named as one of the UK’s top 50 accountancy firms, after rapidly rising up the rankings in recent years. The firm has climbed 10 places to reach 49th position in the 2021 Accountancy Age Top 50+50, which ‘puts a spotlight … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Yorkshire Team wins Deal of the Year

Dow Schofield Watts Yorkshire Team wins Deal of the Year The Dow Schofield Watts Yorkshire Corporate Finance team has taken home Deal of the Year (£5-25m) at the 2021 Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards. On being recognised for their work on the acquisition of Sheffield Forgemasters by the UK Ministry of Defence, Roger Esler said, “it was … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands corporate finance team in Scotland

Dow Schofield Watts expands corporate finance team in Scotland Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its Corporate Finance team in Aberdeen with the appointment of Ross Irvine as Assistant Manager. Ross, who previously worked in the audit team at PwC, has six years’ experience in finance. Having started his career at Henderson Loggie, he was one … Continued

DSW attend KidsOut Question of Sport

DSW attend KidsOut Question of Sport The Dow Schofield Watts North West Corporate Finance team has continued its ongoing support of KidsOut by attending their Question of Sport event last Friday the 19th of November.  The team competed to win trophies and special prizes in the fully interactive sports quiz, with proceeds going directly to … Continued

DSW Sponsor The Unsung Hero Awards

DSW Sponsor The Unsung Hero Awards Dow Schofield Watts’ Corporate Finance team in the North West has sponsored The Unsung Hero Awards which took place on the 19th November 2021.    The Unsung Hero Awards (UHA) were established in 2015 to promote a sense of personal well–being and promote Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff and … 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 15th most active corporate finance adviser in the UK in the first nine months of 2021 – up from 24 in the same period last year. The latest figures from Experian’s Market IQ report, which include deals involving a UK … Continued

The post-Covid dilemma for professionals

The post-Covid dilemma for professionals – and why it’s time for change in the accountancy sector Pandemics and other periods of global turmoil often create lasting shifts in society and Covid is no different. The events of the past 18 months have accelerated the uptake of technology, changed the way we live and work and … Continued