Foresight invests £6 million in endoscope servicing business

Foresight invests £6 million in endoscope servicing business Foresight Group, a leading regional private equity and infrastructure investment manager, has announced a £6 million investment in Clearview Endoscopy Limited, a company that services, repairs, and maintains flexible endoscopes used in medical diagnostics in healthcare settings, alongside a £1.5 million investment from Clydesdale Bank. Clearview provides … Continued

Wifinity acquires offshore connectivity specialist

Wifinity acquires offshore connectivity specialist Wifinity, a managed internet service provider, has acquired an offshore vessel connectivity firm based in Andover as the company expands in the United Kingdom. Vital WiFi established its initial connectivity system in 2012, and its internet services are now used by millions of people worldwide. Wifinity’s acquisition expands its services … Continued

APEM Group Acquires Macro Works

APEM Group Acquires Macro Works Environmental consulting firm APEM Group has purchased a landscape and visual consultant firm based in Ireland. Macro Works has clients in both the public and private sectors, including renewables, infrastructure, and commercial development. The company creates photomontages, 3D visual simulations, glint and glare reports, and landscape design in addition to … Continued

Beech Tree backs Arc Systems

Beech Tree backs Arc Systems Dow Schofield Watts’ North West transaction services team advised Beech Tree Private Equity on its investment in Arc Systems, a cloud and IT-managed services provider.  Founded by James Clayden in 1992, Arc is headquartered in Basildon, Essex, and primarily operates in London and the South East. The business offers services … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts advises South Staffordshire Plc on acquisition

Dow Schofield Watts advises South Staffordshire Plc on acquisition South Staffordshire Plc (SSPlc), the Walsall-based integrated services group, has acquired multi-utility infrastructure provider Infrastructure Gateway Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance and transaction services teams advised SSPlc on the deal.   Backed by its shareholder, and funds managed by Arjun Infrastructure … Continued

ITS Technology Group acquires NextGenAccess kickstarting its ‘build and buy’ strategy

ITS Technology Group acquires NextGenAccess kickstarting its ‘build and buy’ strategy Wholesale full fibre provider ITS Technology Group has completed the acquisition of dark fibre specialist NextGenAccess Ltd. The deal adds 455km of dark fibre across Greater London, Newport, and South Essex to complement ITS’ existing full fibre footprint which is on track to pass … Continued

Citation Group makes a key acquisition in the food sector

Citation Group makes a key acquisition in the food sector The Citation Group – the Wilmslow-based support services provider – has strengthened its food hygiene and health and safety consultancy services with the acquisition of SureFoot Solutions. Dow Schofield Watts’ transaction services team advised The Citation Group on the deal, which is its third key … Continued

PE-backed Fletchers Group acquires medical negligence specialist

PE-backed Fletchers Group acquires medical negligence specialist Fletchers Group – the North West-based law firm backed by Sun Capital – has acquired Minton Morrill, a Leeds-based firm specialising in complex medical negligence claims and Court of Protection work. Dow Schofield Watts’ transaction services team advised Fletchers on the deal, which will enable Fletchers to leverage … Continued

Foresight Group sells Mi Healthcare to Probo Medical

Foresight Group sells Mi Healthcare to Probo Medical Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services in the North West provided Vendor Due Diligence services in respect of the recent disposal of UK-based Mi Healthcare to US-based Probo Medical (part of Avista Capital Partners). Catriona Lang, Rob Parker and Alex Aitchison advised on the deal. On working with Dow … Continued

NVM sells telecoms specialist to global IoT group

NVM sells telecoms specialist to global IoT group NVM Private Equity has sold Mobius Networks Limited to Wireless Logic, the leading global IoT connectivity platform, for an undisclosed sum. Catriona Lang, Rob Parker, and Rebecca Smith of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided vendor assistance to NVM and the management team. Formed in 2004 and … Continued

The Citation Group acquire cyber security specialist

The Citation Group acquire cyber security specialist The Citation Group, the Wilmslow-based compliance and quality management specialists, has acquired cyber security firm Mitigate Cyber as it continues to expand its growing products and services range. Dow Schofield Watts’ North West transaction services team advised The Citation Group on the deal. Mitigate Cyber, which is based … Continued

Third takeover deal for APEM and £25m secured for refinancing

Third takeover deal for APEM and £25m secured for refinancing Manchester-based APEM, which is backed by WestBridge, has completed its third acquisition in 12 months with the acquisition of GoBe Consultants. Gregg Pendlington and Ross Thomas of Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance advised APEM, with Sophie Colloby of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services providing financial … Continued

Transaction Services team advise law firm on acquisition of cycling practice

Transaction Services team advise law firm on acquisition of cycling practice The North West transaction services team advised law firm Fletchers Solicitors on the acquisition of the Cycle SOS brand and the personal injury book of Burnley firm Smith Jones.  It is Fletchers’ first acquisition since the firm was acquired by US private equity firm Sun … 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

Bally’s Corporation acquires Degree 53

Bally’s Corporation acquires Degree 53 Degree 53 a Manchester digital agency has been acquired by US-listed global gaming, betting and interactive entertainment company Bally’s Corporation. Sophie Colloby of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence on the deal.  Degree 53 was founded by Andrew Daniels in 2013 following investment from Betfred founder Fred … Continued