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

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

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

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

Dow Schofield Watts moves into ranks of UK top 60

Dow Schofield Watts moves into ranks of UK top 60 Dow Schofield Watts has been ranked in the UK’s top 60 accountancy firms for the first time. The firm has risen by 13 places to reach number 59 in this year’s  Accountancy Age Top 50+50, which recognises the ‘movers and shakers’ of the accountancy world. … 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

Most active dealmaking advisers of H1 2020 announced

Most active dealmaking advisers of H1 2020 announced In the North West, we have kept our number 2 position in the most active dealmaking advisers with 8 deals completed so far. Recent deals include securing £7M in funding for digital wealth platform Smarterly. In Yorkshire, we have moved up to number 8 in the ranking … Continued

Top banker joins Dow Schofield Watts to launch new service

Top banker joins Dow Schofield Watts to launch new service  One of the North’s best known bankers has joined Dow Schofield Watts to launch a debt advisory arm.  Phil Tarimo will lead the new service, DSW Debt Advisory, which is aimed at medium-sized companies seeking debt funding of £20m or above. It will initially operate from the firm’s Northern offices but the aim is to roll it out nationally.  Phil, who was the North of England Regional Managing Director for … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts invests in Camlee Group

Dow Schofield Watts invests in Camlee Group Dow Schofield Watts has made a strategic investment in Camlee Group, the Manchester-based corporate finance boutique which is a leading provider of business sales advice to SMEs.  The deal was supported by a seven-figure debt facility from OakNorth Bank.  Camlee will continue to service the SME market under its existing brand, while co-operating closely with Dow Schofield Watts, which focuses on mid-market deals and is one of … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts ranked amongst top 75 accountancy firms

Dow Schofield Watts has been ranked in the UK’s top 75 accountancy firms for the second year running – highlighting its growing profile within the industry. The Accountancy Age Top 50+50 recognises the ‘movers and shakers’ of the accountancy world. Dow Schofield Watts is listed as number 72 in the 2019 tables, up from 73 … Continued

£220m Proseal sale named International Deal of Year at Dealmakers Awards

The £220m sale of Proseal, on which Dow Schofield Watts advised, has been named International Deal of the Year at Insider’s 2019 North West Dealmakers Awards. The Cheshire-based food packaging specialist was acquired by Chicago-based JBT Corporation in May in a deal that was one of the biggest in the North West during the year. … Continued

Business Women’s Week

To celebrate Business Women’s Week we’ve asked our Dow Schofield Watts partners and managers to share some valuable advice and insights into their career journeys in the accountancy industry.   Catriona Lang Partner – Transaction Services North West What do you feel are your biggest achievements?  Setting up a Transaction Services business from scratch with my … Continued