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

ControlPoint acquired by Ovarro

ControlPoint acquired by Ovarro The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team of Dow Schofield Watts has advised the shareholders of ControlPoint on its sale to Ovarro ControlPoint is based in Chesterfield and serves the utility sector with digital quality assurance and data management solutions. Its technology is used on gas and water pipelines around the World. ControlPoint’s system involves … Continued

BGF investment for building plastics supplier

BGF investment for building plastics supplier Dow Schofield Watts has provided Corporate Finance advice to Northern Building Plastics on its investment from BGF to support its growth plans. Northern Building Plastics, led by co-founders, Judah Wilson and Richard Lindop, opened its first super depot in Leeds in 2010, followed by a second site in Bolton in May … Continued

New service will help firms benefit from industrial property boom

New service will help firms benefit from industrial property boom With record demand for industrial property and the North West facing a shortage of supply, a new service will help companies take advantage of the rising prices. Dow Schofield Watts has joined forces with B8 Real Estate, the North’s leading industrial property experts, to launch … Continued

Busting finance jargon with Roger Esler #5

Busting finance jargon with Roger Esler #5 Valuation bridges, debt, normalised working capital, earn-outs, VLNs, retained interests, conduct provisions and put/call options There’s business valuation and then there’s business valuation. To vendors, valuation often means the final cash consideration, or “equity value” that they actually receive for their share capital in what can be a … Continued

Ross Care acquisition creates market-leading mobility services group

Ross Care acquisition creates market-leading mobility services group Ross Care, a major provider of wheelchair services and mobility equipment, has been acquired by Millbrook Healthcare in a deal backed by Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP. Dow Schofield Watts advised Ross Care on the deal, which will create a national group that is a market leader within … Continued

Inflexion Set To Exit Independent Insurance Broker

Inflexion Set To Exit Independent Insurance Broker One of the North’s largest independent insurance brokers is set to be acquired in a deal that provides an exit for Inflexion. Cheshire-headquartered Bollington Wilson was established in 2017 with the support of Inflexion following the merger of two long-standing North West firms; Bollington Insurance Brokers and F Wilson Insurance Brokers. … Continued

Yorkshire and North West teams buck trend with 32% rise in deal values

Yorkshire and North West teams buck trend with 32% rise in deal values Despite the challenges of 2020, Dow Schofield Watts’ Northern offices enjoyed a record year in terms of the value of deals they advised on. The teams in the North West and Yorkshire completed 54 deals with a total value of £1.27bn during … Continued

£100M Merger Creates New Estate Agency Group

£100M Merger Creates New Estate Agency Group Dow Schofield Watts advised Lomond Capital on its £100m merger with Linley & Simpson in a deal which will create a new national lettings and estate agency group. The transaction, which was backed by LDC and LGT Capital Partners, brings together some of the UK’s strongest brands in … Continued

Busting finance jargon with Roger Esler #4

Busting finance jargon with Roger Esler #4 IBOs, MBOs, LBOs, SBOs, TBOs, MBIs and BIMBOs The decision for business owners to pursue a private equity (or financial buyer) exit route versus a trade sale process is a fundamental one. In Busting Jargon #3, the challenges and risks of mixing two processes together, when each can … Continued