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

Glasgow launch is second new office in weeks for Dow Schofield Watts

Glasgow launch is second new office in weeks for Dow Schofield Watts Dow Schofield Watts has opened a new office in Glasgow as it continues to build its presence in Scotland. It is the second new location within weeks for the firm, which opened an office in Edinburgh in April and which has an existing … Continued

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