Paul Herriott

Paul Herriott

Paul joined Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance in Yorkshire in September 2013. Following graduation from Durham University with a degree in Economics and an MSc in Finance & Investment, he subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young.

He has advised companies across the mid-market on transactions, including trade sales, strategic acquisitions, MBOs, private equity and debt fundraising. He has broad sector experience across manufacturing, business support services, technology & software, transport & logistics, industrial services, retail and leisure.

Recent deals include:

Trade sales

Concepta Capital to iomart Group plc, The Bridge (IT Recruitment) to Morson GroupOpen Objects to Idox plcCar Buying Group to Aston BarclayComms Design to Unipart RailControlPoint to OvarroSheffield Forgemasters to Ministry of Defence. Concepta Capital to iomart Group plc, The Bridge (IT Recruitment) to Morson GroupOpen Objects to Idox plcCar Buying Group to Aston BarclayComms Design to Unipart RailControlPoint to OvarroSheffield Forgemasters to Ministry of Defence.

Cross-border M&A

PEAK Pipe Systems to SIMONA AGExplorer Group (Elddis Caravans) to the Erwin Hymer Group of Germany, Simon Gibson Transport to GCA of France, Dyson Technical Ceramics, Firesprite to Sony,  Argyll Holidays to Cove Communities, Gem Scientific and Northern Balance to SLS. IETG & 40SEVEN to Socotec, PEAK Pipe Systems to SIMONA AGExplorer Group (Elddis Caravans) to the Erwin Hymer Group of Germany, Simon Gibson Transport to GCA of France, Dyson Technical Ceramics, Firesprite to Sony,  Argyll Holidays to Cove Communities, Gem Scientific & Northern Balance to SLS.

Non-core disposals

Premier Products (subsidiary of James Briggs) to Selden Research, SpaceKraft (subsidiary of RM plc), IETG, 40SEVEN. Premier Products (subsidiary of James Briggs) to Selden Research, SpaceKraft (subsidiary of RM plc).

Acquisitions

Operam Education acquisitions of Key StageTeachers UK and The Education SpecialistsAFI acquisition of FaceliftTile Giant.

Management Buyouts

AFI funded by PricoaPark Leisure 2000 funded by Midlothian Capital Partners and Ares, Yorkshire Repak, CPD plc, Carnaby Caravans, Blackrow Engineering. Ellis Recruitment funded by Mobeus. 

Management Buy Ins

Star Brands funded by Mobeus, Provide Education funded by HSBC, Sash UK & Fitrite funded by Praesidian Capital.

Development Capital

BGF investment in Northern Building PlasticsBGF investment in  Bayfields Opticians, Perwyn investment in The Feel Good Group, BGF investment in Operam Education.

Corporate Finance – Leeds Office