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

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

Praetura Commercial Finance delivers MBO for Pearl Window Systems

Praetura Commercial Finance delivers MBO for Pearl Window Systems Founded by its existing owners, Jeff and Judith Walsh in 1998, Pearl Window Systems is one of the UK’s leading fabricators and distributors of bespoke, design-led UPVc windows, doors and conservatory roof systems. The Group comprises three separate trading entities: Pearl Window Systems Limited, Pearl Window … Continued

MBO of Keysource backed by Tosca Debt Capital and Shawbrook Bank

MBO of Keysource backed by Tosca Debt Capital and Shawbrook Bank A management buyout at a data centres specialist has been backed by Manchester-based Tosca Debt Capital and Shawbrook Bank, who provided equity finance and debt funding, respectively. Terms of the deal are undisclosed. Sophie Colloby of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided due diligence … Continued

Aberdeen-based FIS Chemicals undergoes MBI

DSW Aberdeen plays key role in MBI of ‘green’ chemicals company FIS Chemicals, the Aberdeen-based company which is a leading supplier of specialist chemicals to the energy and offshore industries, has undergone a multi-million management buy-in. The deal was initiated by Dow Schofield Watts Aberdeen which also advised the vendor Tom Cummings. It was backed … 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

Management Buy In Completes At Yorkshire Based Oxley Holdings

Management Buy In Completes At Yorkshire Based Oxley Holdings Oxley Holdings Limited, Yorkshire’s leading supplier and installer of quality garage doors, gates and shutters, has been bought as part of a Management Buy-In backed by Wakefield based Mysing Capital Limited. Financial due diligence was provided by Sophie Colloby from Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services team. … 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

AFI receives investment from Pricoa

DSW’s Corporate Finance team in Yorkshire & the North East has advised the management of AFI-Uplift Limited (“AFI” or “the Group”) on the securing £60m of new long-term financing from Pricoa Private Capital (“Pricoa”). DSW has also advised AFI on the acquisition of Facelift (GB) Limited (“Facelift”). The overall deal size for the combined transactions … Continued

Buy-In Management Buyout of Star Brands Completed

Buy-In Management Buyout of Star Brands Completed The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team at DSW has advised on the buy-in management buyout (BIMBO) of Star Brands, funded by Mobeus. Star Brands, the £30m-turnover laundry and cleaning product manufacturer, is headquartered in Leeds and has a manufacturing plant in Redditch. It currently employs about … Continued

WestBridge Capital backs MBO at APEM Limited

WESTBRIDGE has backed the management buyout of APEM Limited, Europe’s leading independent environmental consultancy specialising in the aquatic environment and remote sensing. The deal has seen WestBridge invest £9.8 million in a combination of equity and loan notes, which will support the company’s growth ambitions as it develops complementary service lines to support its clients’ … Continued

Springboard for Springfield

Springfield Solutions Limited (“Springfield”), a Hull based niche digital label printing and brand management business, has been provided with a significant funding package by HSBC Corporate Banking in Hull. Springfield was originally set up and established by Albert Dass over 40 years ago with HSBC as its banker. This long-standing relationship has enabled HSBC to … Continued

Refinancing at Ashfield Extrusion

The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team of Dow Schofield Watts has advised Arklow Engineering Limited on a full refinancing of Ashfield Extrusion Limited, its wholly owned subsidiary. Ashfield Extrusion is a leading aluminium forward and reverse impact extrusion specialist supplying specialist components to the countermeasures, medical and pyrotechnics markets. It also manufactures aluminium … Continued