Continuing expansion for Dow Schofield Watts with the appointment of Jeff Gardner

New Director appointment to the Yorkshire & North East Transaction Services team of Dow Schofield Watts Dow Schofield Watts (“DSW”), the leading specialist professional advisory and equity finance firm, is delighted to announce the appointment of Jeff Gardner as a Director in its Transaction Services team. He will be based in the Yorkshire & North East office. … Continued

New office for expanding Dow Schofield Watts team

The North West office of Dow Schofield Watts has moved into striking new office space on one of the largest business parks in the North West, Daresbury Park.  Dow Schofield Watts purchased the two-story office block at the end of 2014, in a £1.25 million deal and have undertaken a substantial programme of refurbishment. After … Continued

DSW Transaction Services assists WHP Group, the private equity-backed mobile telecoms services provider on latest acquisition

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services recently assisted mobile telecoms provider WHP Group in its bolt-on acquisition of Paragon Telecoms Limited. The acquisition comes swiftly after WHP’s secondary buyout by Palatine Private Equity in May 2015. Paragon, based in St Helens, was founded by Terry Flanagan and Paul Barrow in 2013, and specialises in telecoms, engineering … 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

European Court Backs Holding Companies on Deal Fee VAT Recovery

A recent decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) should mean that taxpayers will now be in a stronger position to support the recovery of VAT on M&A transactions, despite HMRC’s attempts to challenge deal fee VAT recovery. The risk of HMRC challenging Holding Company VAT recovery more generally has also diminished. Background Over … Continued

Another new hire for leading professional services group, Dow Schofield Watts

Dow Schofield Watts (“DSW”), the specialist professional advisory and equity finance firm based in Cheshire and Leeds, has expanded its Cheshire office with the appointment of Callum Sellar as a Corporate Finance Executive. He will support DSW’s corporate finance team in the delivery of a full range of advisory service to clients across the North. … Continued

RSK Group Plc announces £33m innovative debt financing by Permira Credit Solutions II to support its continued international expansion

RSK Group Plc, the UK’s largest privately owned environmental consultancy, has secured a £33m long-term investment loan provided by a fund advised by Permira Debt Managers (“PDM”), the debt management and advisory arm of Permira and one of Europe’s leading specialist debt investors. PDM’s direct lending fund Permira Credit Solutions II (PCS2) will act as … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts boost North West presence

The financial due diligence experts, Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services LLP, has expanded its North West team with the appointment Ros Jones Ros joins after spending a number of years gaining significant practical industry experience as a group financial accountant for Air Energi, a major global recruiter engaged in the oil and gas industry. Ros … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts appoint another VAT partner to continue expansion

Dow Schofield Watts (“DSW”), the leading specialist professional advisory firm and equity finance firm, has expanded its VAT Services business with the appointment of Jacki Wells, as a partner who will be based in the Yorkshire & North East office. Jacki joins DSW from Ernst & Young, where she headed up their Leeds Indirect Tax … Continued

Administrators at business rescue and recovery specialists Dow Schofield Watts Business Recovery LLP (“DSW”) have helped secure 121 jobs at a Cumbria based chocolate makers after assisting in finding a buyer for the business.

J E Wilson & Sons (Kendal) Limited (“Wilsons”) Business rescue and recovery specialists Dow Schofield Watts Business Recovery LLP (“DSW”) have helped secure 121 jobs at a Cumbria based chocolate makers after assisting in finding a buyer for the business. Creative Confectionery (Holme) Limited (“Creative”), acquired the business and assets of Wilsons from the Joint … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Transactions Services acts for leading health services provider, Castlerock Recruitment Group

Recruitment and health service provider Castlerock Recruitment Group (CRG) has acquired the Salford Quays-based forensic healthcare division of Medacs Healthcare. Financial due diligence on behalf of CRG was conducted by Rob McCarthy of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services. CRG said that the deal would complement its specialist sub-brand CRG Medical Services. The company also reported … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence to leading Yorkshire Plc on recent acquisition

Financial due diligence was provided by Yorkshire based Rob McCarthy of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services to West Yorkshire workplace equipment provider HC Slingsby on the purchase of Norwich-based counterpart in a £3.9m deal financed through a combination of cash and asset backed debt. ESE is a profitable company operating in the same sector as Slingsby … Continued

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