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

Tile Giant acquired from Travis Perkins PLC

Tile Giant acquired from Travis Perkins PLC The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team of Dow Schofield Watts has advised Leeds based specialist investment group, Coverings, on the acquisition of Tile Giant from Northampton based Travis Perkins PLC. Tile Giant is one of the leading tiling retailers in the UK through its 82 stores … Continued

Beech Tree Private Equity invests in Microsoft Cloud Specialist

Beech Tree Private Equity invests in Microsoft Cloud Specialist Beech Tree Private Equity has invested in Transparity Solutions and is set to support the fast-growing Microsoft cloud specialist’s plans to scale up rapidly in a fragmented market. Beech Tree and Newco were advised by Ed Brentnall, Rob Parker and Rebecca Smith of Dow Schofield Watts … Continued

Financial preparation to enhance or protect value in transactions

Financial preparation to enhance or protect value in transactions Planning ahead is key to getting maximum value in corporate recapitalisations, refinancings and disposals. Well-presented, well-packaged opportunities are likely to generate the most interest and achieve best value. Poorly-presented opportunities run the risk of elongated timetables, price chips or failed processes. Our new paper looks at … Continued

How has the deals market been impacted by Covid 19?

How has the UK Deals Market been affected by the Covid-19 crisis? What is the current state of play, and what are the emerging deal themes as we come out of lockdown? The Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance and Transaction Services teams in Yorkshire & the North East give their views in this document. We … Continued

Financial due diligence in a Covid-19 world

Financial due diligence in a Covid-19 world Covid-19 has caused sudden and unexpected disruption for businesses. It will bring new challenges for transaction processes. As things stand, it is difficult to assess how and when sectors and businesses will recover and what the ‘new normal’ will look like.   Given these uncertainties, we think robust … Continued

Due Diligence process tips: COVID-19 considerations for vendors

Due Diligence process tips: COVID-19 considerations for vendors DSW Transaction Services acts as a financial due diligence provider to both buyers and sellers. Despite the current environment, we have a number of deals ongoing in resilient sectors. However, the impact of COVID-19 and the UK lockdown is universal and the following is a summary of … Continued

New partner appointed in Leeds

Dow Schofield Watts has appointed Jonathan Steed as Partner in its transaction services team in Leeds. Jonathan, who joins from KPMG, has over 25 years’ experience providing financial due diligence to clients in Yorkshire. During that time he has advised private equity firms, lenders and businesses ranging from family firms to many of Yorkshire’s best-known … Continued

a2e Industries secures £25m long-term AS.G funding from Magnetar Capital

a2e Industries secures £25m long-term AS.G funding from Magnetar Capital a2e Industries has secured a £25 million term loan facility for its fast-growing aerospace grouping, Aero Services.Global group (AS.G), with a new funding package provided by Magnetar Capital (Magnetar). Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence. In addition, Close Brothers Asset Finance has … Continued

Bollington Wilson Insurers buy Prophet Trade Credit Ltd.

Bollington Wilson Insurers buy Prophet Trade Credit Ltd. Brokerage firm Bollington Wilson Insurers has completed a deal to buy Harrogate-based broker Prophet Trade Credit Ltd. as part of a bigger expansion plan for 2020. Dow Schofield Watts’ Corporate Finance and Transaction Support teams assisted Bollington Wilson. The sale adds over £4 million ($5.2 million) gross … Continued

BCN Group acquires Runcorn’s Polymorph

BCN Group acquires Runcorn’s Polymorph BCN Group has acquired Runcorn-based digital company Polymorph, for an undisclosed sum. The merger is expected to bring BCN revenues of more than £30m per year, with Polymorph’s latest accounts showing a turnover in excess of £4m. Ed Brentnall of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence for BCN … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services promotes Ros Jones to director

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has promoted Ros Jones to Director within its North West Transaction Services team. Ros, who joined in June 2015, is now the most long-standing member of the team aside from the partners. During that time she has worked closely with a number of clients including NWF plc, Wavenet and … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands its transaction services team

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its transaction services team in Yorkshire with the appointment of Cameron Hunter as Executive. Cameron joins from accountants Mazars, where he spent three years working in the audit department and where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. His experience includes leading audits on a wide variety of … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts reports strong year for Northern dealmakers

Dealmakers from Dow Schofield Watts’ Northern offices recorded another strong year in 2019, with activity levels holding firm against the backdrop of a quieter deals market. The firm’s corporate finance and transaction services teams in the North advised on 69 deals worth £966m during the year, similar to 2018 when they completed 68 deals worth … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts boosts dealmaking teams

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its North West dealmaking teams with two new appointments.  James Curtis, who is Associate Director in the corporate finance team, joins from MC Vanguard, where he also qualified as an accountant. Having started his career in the technical arm of the British Army, James also worked as a management consultant advising corporates in the aviation and hospitality sectors, mainly in the Middle East.   At Dow Schofield Watts, he … Continued