James Dow

James Dow

Owner / Co-Founder

James established Dow Schofield Watts in 2002, building a successful corporate finance boutique and adding complementary lines of business and an FSA registered private equity fund, PHD Equity Partners

Following graduation from Liverpool University and qualifying as both a Chartered Accountant and Cost and Management Accountant, James then gained over 13 years corporate finance experience at KPMG, 8 as a partner leading Corporate Finance in the North West.

James is the co-author of Private Equity: Law and Practice and specialises in deal structuring.

James is a past “Dealmaker of the Year”  winner at the Insider Deal Awards.

James is also a non-executive director of the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.

Multisol, Timeform, PH Jones, Handleman, Projen UK

GB Group plc, Multisol

Ideal Shopping, Multisol, MTL

John Wainwright & Co, Multisol

Elan Homes, Martin Dawes, MBL plc, Davenham

Liberty Printers, Barber of Sheffield

In his spare time, James enjoys training and completes triathlons.


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