DSW advises on £4m maiden investment by EV Growth II

ParkCloud – an award-winning aggregator site which allows drivers to pre-book car park spaces online – has secured £4m from Mercia Fund Managers.   Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services advised Mercia on the investment, which is the first from its 45.1m EV Growth II Fund.   The funding will enable ParkCloud to further develop its … Continued

Sale of laser cutting firm saves 25 jobs

The administrators of a Blackburn-based precision engineering and laser cutting business have secured the jobs of all 25 staff after securing a buyer for the business.   Laser Shapes (NW) Ltd has been acquired by Metallurgical Processing Limited, which is part of the ARC Group. The deal follows an extensive marketing exercise carried out by … Continued

Sale of Heron Foods to B&M in £152m deal

DSW’s Yorkshire & North East corporate finance team has provided independent advice to one of the selling shareholders in Heron Foods in its sale to EV Retail, a subsidiary of Speke- headquartered discount retailer B&M, in a £152m deal. The transaction followed a period of review of strategic options for the group and several months … Continued

5 tips for research companies seeking investors or buyers

The level of mergers and acquisitions amongst contract research organisations (CROs) shows no signs of abating and interest from investors remains high, according to Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services. The team have provided financial due diligence on a number of recent deals in the sector, including Foresight Group’s investments in Epistem and Mologic, Concept Life … Continued

DSW Private Client Tax App

At DSW Private Client Tax we have developed an App to make our clients and contact’s lives easier when it comes to their tax obligations. You can download our free App and use it for the latest calculators, tax rates, currencies and key financial information, and share this with colleagues and friends. Quick access to … Continued

DSW helps children become circus stars!

A charity which gives underprivileged children and those with disabilities the chance to become a ‘circus star’ for a day has received support from Dow Schofield Watts for the third year running. The firm has paid for a number of children in the North to visit performances by Circus Starr, a touring professional circus which gives … Continued

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