Tom established Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance (Aberdeen) in 2017 (formerly named Hall Morrice Corporate Finance Limited) alongside Melanie Clark. He is an ICAS qualified Chartered Accountant specialising in Corporate Finance with over 20 years transaction experience, primarily in the oilfield services sector.
Tom began his career with KPMG. He later joined Deloitte as a director where he helped establish the Manchester transaction services team, before returning to Aberdeen to set up the oil & gas leveraged finance team in Barclays Bank, providing debt funding to private equity backed businesses.
Before DSW, Tom was a partner with RSM providing corporate finance and financial due diligence services (both on the buy side and sell side) to mid-market private equity houses.
Tom is a very experienced corporate finance practitioner and has advised on M&A transactions for corporate clients, national and regional private equity houses on over 100 deals across various sectors.
Recent deals include:
Initial acquisition of Hannon Westwood by EV Private Equity and subsequent bolt-ons to the platform
Financial due diligences for BGF including Spex, Aubin, FrontRow and Parklands Group
A number of financial due diligences for Balmoral Group
Sale of Motive Offshore Group to EV Private Equity and subsequent bolt-ons including Pumptech AS.