Specialist IT recruitment consultancy onboards significant equity investment

Specialist IT recruitment consultancy onboards significant equity investment Dow Schofield Watts’ Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team has advised specialist IT recruitment consultancy Ellis Recruitment Group and its shareholders on a £10m investment by Mobeus. Ellis Recruitment Group (“Ellis”) is a specialist IT recruitment consultancy serving the Global Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) resourcing market. … Continued

Blackrow Group changes hands in MBO

Blackrow Group changes hands in MBO The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team has advised market leading engineering services business, Blackrow Group, and its shareholders on a management buy-out. Blackrow Group (“Blackrow”), a multi-disciplinary, specialist engineering services business based in Grimsby, has undergone a management buy-out (“MBO”) funded by ABN AMRO Commercial Finance UK … Continued

DSW Debt Advisory helps MLL Telecom secure £8m facility

DSW Debt Advisory helps MLL Telecom secure £8m facility Marlow-based managed network services provider MLL Telecom Ltd has raised a flexible £8m debt facility from TriplePoint Private Credit to accelerate the growth of the business. DSW Debt Advisory advised MLL on the debt raise which was focused on achieving a flexible financing solution that could grow with the business … Continued

DSW advises ITS on £100m investment for broadband roll-out

DSW advises ITS on £100m investment for broadband roll-out Chester-based full fibre provider ITS Technology Group has raised a further £100m from Aviva Investors to accelerate the roll-out of its full fibre network. Dow Schofield Watts advised ITS on the investment. Since securing the first funding round of £45m from Aviva Investors in early 2020, … Continued

UK Landscapes secures investment from Mercia

UK Landscapes secures investment from Mercia UK Landscapes, which maintains sites nationwide for leading supermarkets and utility companies, employs more than 175 staff at its headquarters in Middlewich, Cheshire, and regional depots throughout the UK including Leeds, Glasgow, Cardiff, Reading and Harlow. The business has secured a significant investment from Mercia’s private equity funds, assisted … Continued

Growth and succession for leading holiday home manufacturer

Growth and succession for leading holiday home manufacturer The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team has advised the shareholders of Carnaby Caravans on raising finance to support further growth and facilitate management succession. Carnaby Caravans, a leading manufacturer of high-quality holiday homes, is set for further growth following a record year which has seen … Continued

Mercia backs UK Mail Digital in MBO from parent company DHL Parcel UK

Mercia backs UK Mail Digital in MBO from parent company DHL Parcel UK UK Mail Digital, one of the UKs leading hybrid mail specialists, has announced the successful completion of a Management Buy Out from its parent company DHL Parcel UK. The current Managing Director, Andy Barber has led the deal to take UKMD independent. … Continued

Ancoris receives investment from Beech Tree Private Equity

Ancoris receives investment from Beech Tree Private Equity Beech Tree Private Equity has invested in Ancoris, the pure-play Google Cloud expert. Dow Schofield Watts’ Ed Brentnall, Ros Jones, Rob Parker, Rebecca Smith and Matthew Jones provided financial due diligence to Beech Tree and Newco. With its plans to scale up investments in Sales & Marketing and Development, the partnership will … Continued

Cushon raises £26m

Cushon raises £26m Cushon, a fintech pension and savings provider, has closed an overall funding round of £26m to finance rapid expansion and product development plans. Leading the £6m equity raise is fintech venture capitalist, Augmentum Fintech. A further £20m in credit facility has been committed by AshGrove Capital, a leading independent pan-European specialty lending … Continued

Mobeus invests £8m in The Boundary

Mobeus invests £8m in The Boundary The Boundary, an architectural visualisation studio pioneering the use of digital technologies to represent the built environment, has gained a GBP8.2 million investment from Mobeus, with further funding committed to support an existing acquisition pipeline. Using proprietary technology and IP, The Boundary creates virtual reality (VR) experiences, short films, … Continued

Supply chain solutions specialist raises PE funding for growth

Supply chain solutions specialist raises PE funding for growth Bis Henderson, a leading provider of professional services into the supply chain sector, has secured investment from London-based private equity firm TPA Capital. Dow Schofield Watts advised Bis Henderson on the deal, which will help accelerate its growth ambitions. Established by Andy Kaye in 2000 and … Continued

£100M Merger Creates New Estate Agency Group

£100M Merger Creates New Estate Agency Group Dow Schofield Watts advised Lomond Capital on its £100m merger with Linley & Simpson in a deal which will create a new national lettings and estate agency group. The transaction, which was backed by LDC and LGT Capital Partners, brings together some of the UK’s strongest brands in … Continued

DSW team advise on sale of leading IT solutions firm

DSW team advise on sale of leading IT solutions firm Agilitas IT Solutions – the UK’s leading services provider to IT channel partners – has changed hands in one of the most significant tech sector deals in recent months. NVM Private Equity has sold its stake in Agilitas to international private equity investor Perwyn. Dow … Continued

NorthEdge invests in Lights4fun

NorthEdge invests in Lights4fun Private equity firm NorthEdge has supported the management buyout of Lights4fun, one of Europe’s leading e-commerce retailers of decorative lighting, to further expand the business’ existing market presence internationally. Jonathan Steed of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence The direct-to-consumer Harrogate-headquartered business has been operating since 2003 and … Continued

Fairway International Travel secures backing from ThinCats

Halifax travel firm which supports golfers on the PGA European Tour secures backing from ThinCats Fairway International Travel (FIT), an independent travel management company, has been supported by ThinCats with £1.5m in working capital. ThinCats was introduced by Phil Tarimo at Dow Schofield Watts Debt Advisory to provide the bespoke funding package needed. Founded in … Continued