The cap needs to fit: how and why to balance the cap table between founders and investors

An out-of-balance cap table will ultimately affect the incentives of founders and the long-term prospects of a business. By Keith Benson, Director at Dow Schofield Watts Angels (keith@dswcf.com). At Dow Schofield Watts, we advise our corporate finance clients on raising venture capital and use our investors’ (and our own) money to fund early-stage businesses through … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts in The Sun

One of Dow Schofield Watts’ founders, James Dow, has been featured online by the newspaper The Sun. In an article on the signing Christian Pulisic (the 20-year-old American forward) to Chelsea FC. James explains to readers how this move may lead to more business growth generated by the UK Premier League over in America. To read the … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts in the Sunday Times

Dow Schofield Watts’ very own David Smith has recently been featured in the January 20th edition of the Sunday Times. In an interview on Angel investing, David shares his thoughts on the do’s and don’ts for start-up businesses when approaching investors. The piece also covers the wealth of opportunities available in the North for Angel … Continued

Deal volumes up 25% as Dow Schofield Watts looks to further growth

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has bucked the trend with a rise of over 25 percent in the volume and value of deals it advised on during 2018. Its corporate finance and transaction services teams advised on 68 deals worth £1.07bn during the year, compared to 54 deals worth £839m in 2017. The firm … Continued

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