Lab software business acquired by Canadian firm

Lab software business acquired by Canadian firm The Genial Group – the Chester-based group which is a market leader in laboratory software – has been acquired by Harris, part of the Canadian company Constellation Software Inc. Dow Schofield Watts advised the Genial shareholders on the deal and introduced the company to the buyer. Genial’s software … Continued

Comms Design acquired by Unipart

Comms Design acquired by Unipart The Yorkshire & North East corporate finance team of Dow Schofield Watts has advised Comms Design on its sale to Unipart Rail, the rail division of Unipart Group. The transaction followed an international marketing of the company to strategic trade parties. Comms Design is based in Harrogate, Yorkshire, and is … Continued

Tile Giant acquired from Travis Perkins PLC

Tile Giant acquired from Travis Perkins PLC The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team of Dow Schofield Watts has advised Leeds based specialist investment group, Coverings, on the acquisition of Tile Giant from Northampton based Travis Perkins PLC. Tile Giant is one of the leading tiling retailers in the UK through its 82 stores … Continued

Aberdeen engineering firm J&S Subsea acquired by management

Aberdeen engineering firm J&S Subsea acquired by management Aberdeen subsea engineering firm J&S Subsea has been acquired by its management in a deal that signals confidence in the long term prospects for the North Sea. Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance advised the buyout team. A team led by Matt Blair acquired the J&S Subsea operation … Continued

RSK expansions of its asbestos and engineering services with double acquisition

RSK expansions of its asbestos and engineering services with double acquisition RSK Group Ltd has announced the expansion of its asbestos and engineering services with the double acquisition of asbestos removal specialists PA Group and civil and structural engineering company RoC Consulting. The businesses are based in Dartford, Kent, and Manchester, respectively, and are RSK’s fifth and … Continued

RSK Acquires Morrison Falklands Ltd and Nicholas O’Dwyer

RSK, a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business, has announced the double acquisition of construction company Morrison Falklands Ltd (now trading as RSK Falkland Islands) and consulting engineering practice Nicholas O’Dwyer. The businesses, based in Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands, and Dublin, Ireland, respectively, are RSK’s second and third acquisitions of … Continued

Jackson Lees Group acquired by MAPD Ventures 

Jackson Lees Group acquired by MAPD Ventures Law firm Jackson Lees Group, which has more than 280 staff across six North West offices, has been acquired by MAPD Ventures via a management buyout led by its current chief executive and chief operating officer, Brian Cullen and Joanna Kingston-Davies, for an undisclosed sum. Having received funding … Continued

Bollington Wilson Insurers buy Prophet Trade Credit Ltd.

Bollington Wilson Insurers buy Prophet Trade Credit Ltd. Brokerage firm Bollington Wilson Insurers has completed a deal to buy Harrogate-based broker Prophet Trade Credit Ltd. as part of a bigger expansion plan for 2020. Dow Schofield Watts’ Corporate Finance and Transaction Support teams assisted Bollington Wilson. The sale adds over £4 million ($5.2 million) gross … Continued

RSK acquires Salix First deal of 2020

RSK acquires Salix: First deal of 2020 RSK, a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business, has today announced the acquisition of river restoration and erosion control specialists Salix. The addition to the rapidly expanding RSK group is the first acquisition of 2020 and the ninth in the 2019/2020 financial year. RSK was advised … Continued

Operam Education acquires Key Stage Teacher Supply

Dow Schofield Watts’ Corporate Finance and Transaction Support teams in Yorkshire & the North East have advised Operam Education Group on its acquisition of Key Stage Teacher Supply, a North West-based education recruitment agency. The transaction follows the Barnsley-headquartered group’s acquisitions of Teachers UK and The Education Specialists earlier this year. Following an initial £3.7m … Continued

Gamma takes on Telsis to boost its UCaaS offering

Gamma Communications, a rapidly growing provider of communications services to the UK business market, has announced its acquisition of Telsis Communication Services, a UK-based developer of unified communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) products for small to medium-size enterprises (SMEs). Gamma anticipates that this acquisition will bring the right combination of specialist development skills and engineering expertise, thus helping … Continued

Succession Wealth Acquires Investors Planning Associates

Succession Wealth, the independent UK wealth management and financial planning firm, has today announced its acquisition of Investors Planning Associates Ltd (IPA), the national financial advisory firm with almost £500m funds under management (FUM). Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence. Underpinning Succession’s ongoing focus on profitable, nationwide expansion and integration of large-scale businesses, this … Continued

RSK Group Buys Site Remediation Firm

Environmental and engineering services specialist RSK Group has expanded with the acquisition of a multidisciplinary site remediation company. RSK was advised by Tony Meakin of Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance and Nicola Merritt of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services. With headquarters in Sittingbourne and further offices in Stafford, Devon and Bologna, Ecologia Environmental Solutions employs a workforce of 45. … Continued

Auger Site Investigations acquired by Swedish Infrastructure Technology Group

DSW advises on disposal of Insurance Services Provider to Swedish Infrastructure Technology Group in £25m deal Auger Site Investigations Limited – the market-leading UK specialist in claims management of underground infrastructure (water, drainage, subsidence) for the insurance industry – has been acquired by Sdiptech AB for a purchase price of up to £25m. Dow Schofield Watts … Continued

RSK Group acquires Geocore Site Investigations Ltd

RSK, the UK’s leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services consultancy, has today announced its latest acquisition: domestic subsidence investigation specialist Geocore Site Investigations Ltd. The announcement marks the fifth acquisition for the fast-growing RSK group this financial year. RSK was advised by Tony Meakin of Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance. Geocore Site Investigations is … Continued