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

NVM Private Equity Vintage III LP invests in Secure Retail

NVM Private Equity (NVM) today announces that its fund, NVM Private Equity Vintage III LP, has completed the management buy-out of Leicestershire-based Secure Retail Limited (Secure), a leading provider of electronic payment solutions. DSW Transaction Services advised NVM. Founded by CEO Carl Barton in 2003, Secure offers a range of hardware, managed services and software products principally to retail, hospitality … 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

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 125 staff, with 30 of those added … Continued

Perfect Image Announces Successful Management Buyout

Perfect Image, a Newcastle-based IT services company, has successfully undergone a Management Buy Out (MBO), completed by Chief Executive Officer (formerly Chief Operating Officer), Rob Hankin, and Sales and Marketing Director, Andrew Smith. The MBO was backed by Chiltern Capital, a private equity firm that supports exciting businesses with ambitious teams to grow and develop. … 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

Newly created education recruitment platform makes first investment

A new company which aims to provide a ‘buy and build’ platform for businesses in the education recruitment sector has completed its first deal with its investment in Provide Education Limited, the Yorkshire-based education recruitment agency. Operam Education Limited has been set up by two experienced industry operators, Eddie Austin and Andrew Frome, who will … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provide due diligence as Noise control firm completes £4m MBO

Rob McCarthy of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence to YFM Equity Partners as they back the management team of an industrial acoustic engineering business on a £4m MBO. A four-strong team from Wakefield Acoustics has bought the Cleckheaton firm, which designs, manufactures and installs a range of bespoke industrial and environmental noise control solutions. Lee … Continued

YFM backs buy-out at cooling and heating equipment maker

YFM Equity Partners has backed the management buyout of TEV Limited, one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of cooling, heating and refrigeration equipment. Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services advised YFM on the deal. TEV, which employs 56 staff at its headquarters in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, operates through two widely recognised brands. Marstair supplies … Continued

Tattoo supplies firm in secondary buy-out

A business which was founded over a century ago by the UK’s first celebrity tattooist and is now Europe’s leading supplier of body art products has changed hands in a secondary buy-out. Barber of Sheffield has been sold by PHD Equity Partners and Enterprise Ventures to RJD Partners in a deal which represents a significant … Continued