Firesprite enters next level with sale to Sony

Firesprite enters next level with sale to Sony The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team at DSW has advised on a high profile deal which will see Firesprite the UK-based videogame studio with a history of developing highly-polished showpieces for cutting-edge hardware being acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). The transaction builds on an … Continued

Car Buying Group acquired by Aston Barclay

The Car Buying Group (TCBG), one of the UK’s largest independent consumer car buying companies, has been acquired by Aston Barclay.   Roger Esler and Paul Herriott from Dow Schofield Watts’ Corporate Finance Team in Yorkshire & the North East advised TCBG and its shareholders on the sale.  Selling over 10,000 cars nationwide on behalf of car owners, TCBG has been at the forefront of the online … Continued

Helix Tool Company advances Cairngorm Capital’s MRO strategy

DSW’s Corporate Finance team in Yorkshire & the North East has advised the shareholders of Helix Tool Company on its sale to Cairngorm Capital. Helix is the leading independent cutting tools specialist in the North of England. This transaction advances Cairngorm Capital’s strategy to create a new national full-service Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) distribution … Continued

Sale of branded chemicals manufacturer Premiere Products to Selden Research

DSW’s Corporate Finance team in Yorkshire & the North East has advised on the sale of Premiere Products by James Briggs (Holdings) Limited to Buxton-based Selden Research Limited (“Selden”). Premiere Products supplies market leading, specialist, branded and private label janitorial cleaning chemicals to professional cleaning trade channels and consumer markets worldwide. Selden is the UK’s leading … Continued

DSW advises on sale of leading UK caravan manufacturer to German company

Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team in Yorkshire & the North East has advised on the sale of The Explorer Group Limited, a leading UK manufacturer of motorhomes and caravans, to the German company Erwin Hymer Group AG & Co. KG. Based in Consett, near Newcastle, The Explorer Group is home to the Buccaneer, Compass, … Continued

Periscopes business sold in £9.5m deal

Kent Periscopes Ltd – the military equipment supplier based in St Asaph, North Wales – has been acquired by the photonics technology company Gooch & Housego plc in a deal worth up to £9.5m. Dow Schofield Watts and Hill Dickinson advised Kent on the deal. Founded in 2005, Kent is a specialist supplier of periscopes, … Continued

Beech Tree Private Equity invests in the Fluent Money Group

  A private equity firm has completed its first deal in the North West with the acquisition of a Bolton-headquartered online loan platform in a transaction understood to be worth more than £15m. Beech Tree Private Equity has invested in the Fluent Money Group, which is the UK’s largest online secured loans broker and employs … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of Bell Trailers (Rental) Limited on their sale to Pan-European rival TIP Trailer Services Limited

East Lancashire-based Bell Trailers has agreed to sell to one of Europe’s leading equipment services providers, TIP Trailer Services, for an undisclosed sum. The management team of Bell Trailers will remain with the business and will continue to develop complementary business opportunities with Tip Trailer Services. Nelson-based articulated trailer and rental sales firm, Bell Trailers, … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance advise Cascade on sale to Ricardo PLC

Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance (“Dow Schofield Watts”) advised the shareholders of Cascade Consulting Holdings Limited (“Cascade”) on their sale to Ricardo PLC (“Ricardo”) for an undisclosed consideration. Ricardo said the deal follows a successful collaboration between the company which started in February and will bring additional capacity and reach in its water resources and … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance acts for leading port operator, Groveport

PD Ports acquires Groveport to expand Humber presence Port owners and operators, PD Ports has completed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Groveport 2012 Limited (“Groveport”). Groveport is a privately owned inland port complex on the River Trent, which handles a mix of bulk cargoes through its 190 acre freehold site, and which has … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance advises on sale of PROjEN to Capita Plc

Dow Schofield Watts, acted as corporate finance adviser to the shareholders of PROjEN, the project management and engineering solutions business, on its sale to Capita Plc, the UK leader in business process management and outsourcing solutions. PROjEN, whose head office is based in Preston Brook, Cheshire, employs over 100 staff, providing a wide range of … Continued

DSW advises Liverpool insurance broker Coulter Hurst on sale to Stackhouse Poland

Cheshire based Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance acted for Coulter Hurst and Company Limited on their sale to leading independent insurance broker, Stackhouse Poland. Founded in 1999, Liverpool-based Coulter Hurst is an insurance and risk management practice which specialises in the commercial property and professional insurance sectors. Stackhouse Poland’s acquisition of Coulter Hurst will see their operating footprint … Continued

Multisol Group sold to Brenntag for £112m

Cheshire chemicals distribution firm Multisol has been acquired by German industrial group Brenntag in a deal worth more than £112m. Nantwich-based Multisol, which had been looking to list on AIM last year, was advised by Warrington-based corporate finance house Dow Schofield Watts in the sale. Multisol distributes of lubricant additives and base oils throughout Europe … Continued