Sheffield Forgemasters acquired by the UK Ministry of Defence

Sheffield Forgemasters acquired by the UK Ministry of Defence The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team at Dow Schofield Watts has advised the Board of Sheffield Forgemasters on the sale of its entire share capital to the UK Ministry of Defence Founded over 200 years ago, Sheffield Forgemasters provides casting and forging solutions for … 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

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

Operam Education Group receives investment from BGF and HSBC

Operam Education Group receives investment from BGF and HSBC Funding supports the acquisition of Teachers UK and The Education Specialists 11 March 2019: Operam Education Group, which operates in the education recruitment sector, has received investment from BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, and HSBC. The funding will support further … 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

Working capital transaction for Altec Group

Shawbrook has completed a £3,000,000 working capital transaction for Altec Group, a precision engineering solutions provider based in County Durham with operations across the North of England. This facility initially comprises a £2,500,000 confidential invoice discounting line combined with a £500,000 cash flow loan. Financial Due Diligence on the transaction was conducted by Dow Schofield … Continued

RSK Group Plc announces £33m innovative debt financing by Permira Credit Solutions II to support its continued international expansion

RSK Group Plc, the UK’s largest privately owned environmental consultancy, has secured a £33m long-term investment loan provided by a fund advised by Permira Debt Managers (“PDM”), the debt management and advisory arm of Permira and one of Europe’s leading specialist debt investors. PDM’s direct lending fund Permira Credit Solutions II (PCS2) will act as … Continued

£5m refinancing for Building Automation Solutions

Dow Schofield Watts LLP has advised the shareholders of Building Automation Solutions on its £5million fund raising. Building Automation Solutions (BAS), the Altrincham-based building management systems company bought out from Siemens in 2006, has secured a £5m funding package from the Manchester office of Yorkshire Bank. BAS, installs and maintains building management systems, which control … Continued

Development capital for H2O Networks Limited

Dow Schofield Watts has advised on the re-financing of H2O Networks Limited by the Coalfields Enterprise Fund, managed by Enterprise Ventures Limited. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. By using the existing waste water network H2O Networks has been established to provide universities, local authorities, telecoms carriers, and other customers with a … Continued

Re-financing of ANC Group

Formed in 1982, ANC Group employs over 5,000 people and has the capacity to handle over 200,000 parcels a day. The business operates a fleet of 2,200 vehicles from 81 depots across the UK, including two national hubs in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Northampton. Backed by LDC and led by CEO Mark Gittins, a six-strong management team … Continued

Drakes group £4.2m funding

The Bridgman Group, parent of enforcement services company Drakes Group Limited, has signed a £4.2 million funding agreement with Lloyds TSB Acquisition Finance. The funding will provide scope for the group to make acquisitions, invest further in technology and repay existing debt. In 2002, Drakes Group underwent a management buy-out, with mid-market private equity firm … Continued