Banana Tree Acquired by the Big Table Group

Banana Tree Acquired by the Big Table Group Banana Tree, a fast-casual pan-Asian chain, has been acquired by the Big Table Group, the operator of Las Iguanas, Bella Italia and Café Rouge. Will Baxter and Payam Keyghobadi of DSW Corporate Finance’s team in London advised the shareholders of Banana Tree on the transaction. The restaurant … Continued

ITS Technology Group acquires NextGenAccess kickstarting its ‘build and buy’ strategy

ITS Technology Group acquires NextGenAccess kickstarting its ‘build and buy’ strategy Wholesale full fibre provider ITS Technology Group has completed the acquisition of dark fibre specialist NextGenAccess Ltd. The deal adds 455km of dark fibre across Greater London, Newport, and South Essex to complement ITS’ existing full fibre footprint which is on track to pass … Continued

Citation Group makes a key acquisition in the food sector

Citation Group makes a key acquisition in the food sector The Citation Group – the Wilmslow-based support services provider – has strengthened its food hygiene and health and safety consultancy services with the acquisition of SureFoot Solutions. Dow Schofield Watts’ transaction services team advised The Citation Group on the deal, which is its third key … Continued

MAPD Group acquires law firm Bermans

MAPD Group acquires law firm Bermans The MAPD Group has announced the majority stake acquisition of Bermans, a Liverpool and Manchester-based law firm specialising in commercial law.     The MAPD Group – a business bringing together local law firms – has made the first in what it says will be a series of acquisitions … Continued

PE-backed Fletchers Group acquires medical negligence specialist

PE-backed Fletchers Group acquires medical negligence specialist Fletchers Group – the North West-based law firm backed by Sun Capital – has acquired Minton Morrill, a Leeds-based firm specialising in complex medical negligence claims and Court of Protection work. Dow Schofield Watts’ transaction services team advised Fletchers on the deal, which will enable Fletchers to leverage … Continued

DSW advises British Engineering Services on acquisition of XEIAD

DSW advises on British Engineering Services’ (BES) acquisition of specialist engineering inspection consultancy, XEIAD XEIAD Limited – a leading UK specialist in electrical testing, compliance and remedial works – has been acquired by British Engineering Services (BES). The acquisition marks the eighth made by British Engineering Services since 2019 and the latest that DSW has … Continued

iomart acquires Concepta Capital

iomart acquires Concepta Capital AIM-listed cloud computing company iomart Group has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Concepta Capital for an initial cash consideration of £10.5m. Concepta Capital is a holding company of a group of companies that includes ORIIUM and Pavilion IT. Leeds-based ORIIUM, established in 2007, works with value-added resellers … Continued

The Citation Group acquire cyber security specialist

The Citation Group acquire cyber security specialist The Citation Group, the Wilmslow-based compliance and quality management specialists, has acquired cyber security firm Mitigate Cyber as it continues to expand its growing products and services range. Dow Schofield Watts’ North West transaction services team advised The Citation Group on the deal. Mitigate Cyber, which is based … Continued

Third takeover deal for APEM and £25m secured for refinancing

Third takeover deal for APEM and £25m secured for refinancing Manchester-based APEM, which is backed by WestBridge, has completed its third acquisition in 12 months with the acquisition of GoBe Consultants. Gregg Pendlington and Ross Thomas of Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance advised APEM, with Sophie Colloby of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services providing financial … Continued

Transaction Services team advise law firm on acquisition of cycling practice

Transaction Services team advise law firm on acquisition of cycling practice The North West transaction services team advised law firm Fletchers Solicitors on the acquisition of the Cycle SOS brand and the personal injury book of Burnley firm Smith Jones.  It is Fletchers’ first acquisition since the firm was acquired by US private equity firm Sun … Continued

Gluten-free pioneer Dr. Schär enters fresh bread market

Gluten-free pioneer Dr. Schär enters fresh bread market with Glasgow acquisition Dr. Schär UK – the UK’s No.1 gluten-free brand – has acquired Glasgow based allergen-free, fresh bread manufacturer GDR Food Technology Ltd. A multidisciplinary team from Dow Schofield Watts advised on the deal, which will enable Dr. Schär to enter the UK fresh bread … Continued

Acquisition of tree surgery firm saves 210 jobs

Acquisition of tree surgery firm saves 210 jobs One of the UK’s leading tree surgery companies has been acquired from administration in a deal that has saved the jobs of all 210 staff. Hi-Line Contractors S.W. Ltd, which had offices in Exeter, Bristol, Cornwall, and London, has been acquired by RSK Group Ltd. Ben Barrett … Continued

Bally’s Corporation acquires Degree 53

Bally’s Corporation acquires Degree 53 Degree 53 a Manchester digital agency has been acquired by US-listed global gaming, betting and interactive entertainment company Bally’s Corporation. Sophie Colloby of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence on the deal.  Degree 53 was founded by Andrew Daniels in 2013 following investment from Betfred founder Fred … Continued

Wavenet Limited acquires Internal Systems Limited

Wavenet Limited acquires Internal Systems Limited Wavenet IT capabilities and infrastructure boosted with the latest acquisition of Internal Systems Limited (ISL). Following the news earlier this month of the acquisition of NTS Communications, Wavenet has announced its latest acquisition of IT and security provider Internal Systems Limited. Financial due diligence was provided by Ed Brentnall … Continued

Habicus Group acquire long-standing competitor The Apartment Service

Habicus Group acquire long-standing competitor The Apartment Service Habicus Group, the parent company of serviced apartment agent SilverDoor, has acquired long-standing competitor The Apartment Service. James Curtis and Gregg Pendlington of Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance advised Habicus Group on the deal. The acquisition will bring together two of the largest global serviced apartment agents. … Continued