Ryan Shields

Ryan Shields

Ryan joined Dow Schofield Watts in 2024 as a Partner in the Midlands Corporate Finance team.

An ACA-qualified Corporate Financier, he spent over 10 years at Grant Thornton advising entrepreneurs, owner-managers, private equity and large corporates on a range of mid-market M&A transactions.

Ryan has significant experience in selling privately owned businesses, between £10m to £150m, to UK and International trade acquirers and private equity investors.  His sector expertise and network is across the business support services (built environment and energy services), industrials and technology sectors.

In his spare time Ryan is a big rugby and football fan, he also enjoys his golf, running, skiing and travelling (if time ever permits after running around after his two young girls!).


Corporate Finance – Leicester Office