M&A network is now one of the world’s top 8

M&A network is now one of the world’s top 8 Pandea Global M&A has become one of the top eight of its type in the world after attracting a host of new members. Founded by Dow Schofield Watts, the international corporate finance advisor network has welcomed 10 new advisory firms in the past 12 months, … Continued

DSW Ventures leads £650,000 investment round into customer rewards platform Propello

DSW Ventures leads £650,000 investment round into customer rewards platform Propello Propello, a Manchester-based customer rewards platform, has raised £650,000 of funding in an investment round led by DSW Ventures (part of the Dow Schofield Watts Group). The company has developed a white-label SaaS platform which offers customers a fully branded yet quick-to-implement “plug-and-play” solution. … Continued

Transaction services team scoops top honour at Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards

Transaction services team scoops top honour at Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards Dow Schofield Watts’ Yorkshire Transaction Services team has won a Yorkshire Insider Dealmaker Award in recognition of the ‘big impact’ it has made on the region.   The team, which is led by Sophie Colloby and Jonathan Steed, was named the Transaction Services Team of … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts rises to 48th position in Top 50 + 50

Dow Schofield Watts rises to 48th position in Top 50 + 50 Dow Schofield Watts has continued its rise in the Accountancy Age Top 50+ 50 reaching 48th position in 2022. Celebrating excellence in accountancy practice, the rankings “spotlight the top accounting firms in the UK”.   The last two years have seen Dow Schofield … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts welcomes new arrivals as part of a focused recruitment initiative 

Dow Schofield Watts welcomes new arrivals as part of a focused recruitment initiative Fast-growing advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has made two new accountancy appointments in its North West office in line with its aim to champion diversity across its network and provide access to specialist finance roles for ambitious school leavers and graduates. Feona … Continued

DSW named as one of top 20 rising stars in new Mid-Tier Power Index

DSW named as one of top 20 rising stars in new mid-tier power index Dow Schofield Watts has been ranked in the top 20 in a new mid-tier power index which aims to place a spotlight on the accountancy sector’s best mid-tier performers and rising stars. Accountancy Age’s first Mid-Tier Power Index assesses firms on … 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

Reading office advises on 9 deals in ‘buoyant’ first year

Reading office advises on 9 deals in ‘buoyant’ first year The Reading office of Dow Schofield Watts has reported a ‘buoyant’ first year, having advised on nine completed corporate finance deals with a total value of over £50m.   The office, which was launched in September 2021 by husband and wife team Steve and Carla … 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 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

Successful IPO for DSW Capital

Successful IPO for DSW Capital Today we are proud to announce that DSW Capital, owner of the Dow Schofield Watts brand, will be listing on AIM, having raised gross proceeds of approximately £5 million which will support our continued expansion across the UK. On sharing this news James Dow, CEO of DSW Capital and one … 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

Hospitality leaders urge Chancellor to use tax relief to ‘save the industry’

Hospitality leaders urge Chancellor to use tax relief to ‘save the industry’ A Dow Schofield Watts advisor is helping to lead a campaign calling on the Chancellor to use tax relief to encourage investors to support the hospitality industry through the pandemic and beyond. Payam Keyghobadi has joined forces with Alan Lorrimer, founder of London’s … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts in running for North West Dealmakers Awards

Dow Schofield Watts in running for North West Dealmakers Awards Dow Schofield Watts has once again received multiple nominations in the annual Insider North West Dealmakers Awards. The firm is in the running for the Mid-Market Corporate Finance Team of the Year, an accolade it has won no fewer than three times in recent years. … Continued

The future of accounting – how the Big 4 shake-up will affect your career

The future of accounting – how the Big 4 shake-up will affect your career Changes to the accounting landscape could open up new horizons for professionals, says Nicole Burstow, a former audit director at Deloitte and now FD at Dow Schofield Watts Amidst the disruption and uncertainty of recent years, the accountancy profession has remained … Continued