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.

Disposals
Multisol, Timeform, PH Jones, Handleman, Projen UK

Acquisitions
GB Group plc, Multisol

Buy-outs
Ideal Shopping, Multisol, MTL

Creativity
John Wainwright & Co, Multisol

Refinancing/restructuring
Elan Homes, Martin Dawes, MBL plc, Davenham

Investments
Liberty Printers, Barber of Sheffield

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

 

Dow Schofield Watts – Daresbury Office