Excluding the financial section, a business plan should be less than 30 pages…

Excerpt from ‘The Young Professionals Guide to Conquering Private Equity Transactions’ available on Amazon Business Plans (Chapter 2) The business plan is the first point of contact with the business for the private equity firm. First impressions are crucial. It is recognised that many good investment opportunities may be passed over principally due to the … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts reports 28% rise in deals in first half 

Dow Schofield Watts’s Northern offices have had a strong start to 2019, with a significant uplift in the volume and value of deals in the first half of the year. The teams in the North West and Yorkshire advised on 37 deals worth £549m during the first six months, compared to 29 deals worth £344m … Continued

There are only three questions to be answered by financial due diligence…

Excerpt from ‘The Young Professionals Guide to Conquering Private Equity Transactions’ available on Amazon Financial Due Diligence (Chapter 1) The typical areas of diligence on every deal are financial and legal diligence. Financial due diligence (“FDD”) focusses on the value areas of a transaction: Earnings Performance How has the business performed historically? Are there any … Continued

Buy-In Management Buyout of Star Brands Completed

The Yorkshire & North East Corporate Finance team at DSW has advised on the buy-in management buyout (BIMBO) of Star Brands, funded by Mobeus. Star Brands, the £30m-turnover laundry and cleaning product manufacturer, is headquartered in Leeds and has a manufacturing plant in Redditch. It currently employs about 125 staff, with 30 of those added … Continued

Peak42 Acquired By Edwin James Group

“The quality and depth of the advice during early engagement set DSW apart from its competitors. We established a strong relationship working very closely with the team in the planning stages. This proved to be a key factor throughout the transaction process as we faced diligence challenges. We felt incredibly well represented with DSW consistently … Continued

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