EOT at MTW Architectural

EOT at MTW Architectural The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team has advised specialist design and contracting business, MTW Architectural, on the sale of the company to an Employee Ownership Trust A West Yorkshire company specialising in the design, fabrication and installation of building facades has become an employee-owned business, supported by other regional … Continued

Environmental consultancy makes sixth acquisition

Environmental consultancy makes sixth acquisition Dow Schofield Watts advised environmental consultancy APEM Group on its acquisition of Aspect Ecology, an ecological planning consultancy.  The latest acquisition will take the group’s headcount to over 600 and sees an additional 40-plus ecologists join the company’s terrestrial ecology team. APEM Group, which is based in Stockport, has completed … Continued

Wifinity acquires offshore connectivity specialist

Wifinity acquires offshore connectivity specialist Wifinity, a managed internet service provider, has acquired an offshore vessel connectivity firm based in Andover as the company expands in the United Kingdom. Vital WiFi established its initial connectivity system in 2012, and its internet services are now used by millions of people worldwide. Wifinity’s acquisition expands its services … Continued

Leading UK freight forwarder acquired by Dutch multinational

Leading UK freight forwarder acquired by Dutch multinational Maltacourt Global Logistics, a prominent UK player in the air and ocean freight forwarding industry, has been acquired by Janssen Group of Companies, the Dutch multinational which is a leading provider of logistics solutions. Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team in London advised Maltacourt on the deal. … Continued

APEM Group Acquires Macro Works

APEM Group Acquires Macro Works Environmental consulting firm APEM Group has purchased a landscape and visual consultant firm based in Ireland. Macro Works has clients in both the public and private sectors, including renewables, infrastructure, and commercial development. The company creates photomontages, 3D visual simulations, glint and glare reports, and landscape design in addition to … Continued

Bromleys joins the MAPD Group and gears up for growth

Bromleys joins the MAPD Group and gears up for growth Ashton-under-Lyne practice Bromleys has joined the MAPD Group – the business powering the growth of local law firms. The MAPD name stands for Making A Positive Difference and reflects its sense of purpose, which is to create an environment for its people, clients and communities … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts advises South Staffordshire Plc on acquisition

Dow Schofield Watts advises South Staffordshire Plc on acquisition South Staffordshire Plc (SSPlc), the Walsall-based integrated services group, has acquired multi-utility infrastructure provider Infrastructure Gateway Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance and transaction services teams advised SSPlc on the deal.   Backed by its shareholder, and funds managed by Arjun Infrastructure … Continued

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 this year … 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