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

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

Meet the women behind the businesses – Business Women’s Week 2021

Meet the women behind the businesses – Business Women’s Week 2021 To celebrate Business Women’s Week we’ve asked our team members at Dow Schofield Watts to share an insight into their passions outside of work to remind us all how a healthy work/life balance can benefit us in various areas of our lives. Thank you … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts continues growth with launch of new Reading office

Dow Schofield Watts continues growth with launch of new Reading office Dow Schofield Watts has launched a new office in Reading as part of its continued expansion across the UK. The firm, which is known as a ‘challenger brand’ in the accountancy sector, operates a unique licensing model that empowers professionals to run their own … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts in the running four times at Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards

Dow Schofield Watts in the running four times at Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards The Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards shortlist has been announced, with Dow Schofield Watts appearing in the running four times for: Deal of the Year (between £5m – £25m) – for the investment in Lights4fun by NorthEdge Deal of the Year (between £5m – £25m) … Continued

North West Dealmakers Awards shortlist announced

North West Dealmakers Awards shortlist announced The North West Dealmakers Awards shortlist has been announced, with Dow Schofield Watts nominated for 5 categories including: Mid-Market Corporate Finance Team of the Year – having advised on 27 deals valued at £625m this year. Transaction Services Team of the Year Deal of the Year (£10M-£50M) – British … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands Leeds team

Dow Schofield Watts expands Leeds team Advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its transaction service team in Leeds with the appointment of Chris Brownlee. Chris joins from PWC, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and spent four years in the audit department working with clients including ‘Magic Circle’ law firms, major construction companies … Continued

Promotions for Transaction Services NW team

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services has announced promotions in its North West team. Rob Parker has been promoted to Director and Rebecca Smith to Manager. Rob joined Dow Schofield Watts in 2015, having previously worked at Grant Thornton, while Rebecca joined in 2019 from PWC. Ed Brentnall, who heads the transaction services team, says: “The … 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

Inspired Energy completes bolt-on acquisition

Inspired Energy completes bolt-on acquisition Procurement consultancy Inspired Energy has continued its buy and build strategy with the acquisition of energy consultancy Businesswise Solutions. Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services advised on the deal. The Lancashire company has funded the acquisition from the group’s successful £31.3m placing and open offer completed in July last year. It … Continued

MBO of Keysource backed by Tosca Debt Capital and Shawbrook Bank

MBO of Keysource backed by Tosca Debt Capital and Shawbrook Bank A management buyout at a data centres specialist has been backed by Manchester-based Tosca Debt Capital and Shawbrook Bank, who provided equity finance and debt funding, respectively. Terms of the deal are undisclosed. Sophie Colloby of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided due diligence … 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

Manchester IT Firm Acquires Warrington’s Xicon Cloud

Manchester IT Firm Expands With Acquisition Warrington’s Xicon Cloud A private equity-backed IT, cloud and digital transformation specialist based in Manchester has expanded with the acquisition of a Warrington business. Ed Brentnall and Tomos Edwards from Dow Schofield Watts advised on the financial due diligence. The takeover of Xicon Cloud by BCN Group is designed to strengthen … Continued

Major Feed Company Merges with Manufacture

Major Feed Company Merges with Manufacture Dodson & Horrell has announced a merger with animal feed manufacturer HJ Lea Oakes. Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence on the deal. The venture will bring together the equine, poultry and zoo feed division of Dodson & Horrell Ltd with HJ Lea Oakes from 11 … Continued

DSW team advise on sale of leading IT solutions firm

DSW team advise on sale of leading IT solutions firm Agilitas IT Solutions – the UK’s leading services provider to IT channel partners – has changed hands in one of the most significant tech sector deals in recent months. NVM Private Equity has sold its stake in Agilitas to international private equity investor Perwyn. Dow … Continued