James Dow Judges at EN Dealmakers of The Year Awards

Jonathan Boyers, head of corporate finance for the North of England at accountancy firm KPMG, was named Dealmaker of the Year at last night’s North West Deals of the Year Awards. Boyers also received the award for Corporate Financier of the Year, and advised the shareholders of TravelJigsaw on that company’s sale to Priceline – … Continued

Bridgepoint backs BAS buy-out

Bridgepoint Development Capital has backed a management buyout of Building Automation Solutions (BAS). The Altrincham-based company, founded in 2006 following a buyout from Siemens, helps businesses reduce their energy costs and consumption. Managing director Brin Sheridan led the buyout. BAS designs, implements and supports management systems which help building owners to control, monitor and reduce … Continued

Energy firm sold for £40m

Altrincham building energy management firm Building Automation Solutions has changed hands in a buy-out worth £40 million. A management team led by chief executive Brin Sheridan has bought the business from Bob Savage and Steve Dalton, who had led its earlier spin-out from engineering giant Siemens in 2007. The pair have retained a stake in … Continued

Building Energy Management Firm Sold in £40m Deal

By Chris Barry – Editor, North West Altrincham-based building management firm Building Automation Solutions has changed hands in a buy-out worth £40m. A management team led by chief executive Brin Sheridan and backed by London-based Bridgepoint Development Capital have bought the business from Bob Savage and Steve Dalton, who had led its earlier spin-out from … Continued

Bibby distribution boosts its fleet

Liverpool-headquartered Bibby Distribution has completed the acquisition of transport and warehousing company Taygroup for an undisclosed sum. The deal will raise the group’s turnover by approximately 10 per cent to more than £200m and add an extra 300 vehicles to its fleet. Taygroup operates from a head office in Bedfordshire, as well as sites in … Continued

‘Unique’ courtroom drama to decide Liverpool FC future

The courtroom drama that will decide the sale of Liverpool FC is a “quite unique” situation, a leading city solicitor said last night, writes City Editor David Bartlett. Chairman Martin Broughton will go to court in the coming days to seek a “declaratory judgment” that he and fellow board members Christian Purslow and Ian Ayre … Continued

Liverpool FC facing five October Debt Day scenarios

With Liverpool FC continuing to struggle on the pitch, the battle for control off it is seen by many fans as vital to a revival in fortunes. This month is regarded as crucial in settling the long-term ownership of the club with the expiry date for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s £237m loan to Liverpool’s … Continued

Dawsons to score with national deal

Private equity outfit YFM is close to completing the buyout of north west retail chain Dawsons Music, with plans to roll out stores across the country. The MEN understands Dawsons is likely to change hands before the end of the year in a deal which values the retailer at £5m. YFM is in exclusive talks … Continued

Towergate holds back bond offering

Towergate Partnership has postponed its £665m bond offering as a result of conditions in the debt markets, according to a statement The company had announced its intention to offer £665m of 2017 and 2018-dated senior secured notes and senior notes. It met with a large number of institutional investors in Europe and the US and … Continued

Partnership in dash for growth

Corporate finance boutique Dow Schofield Watts (DSW) has formed a partnership with management due diligence consultancy Diligencia. The partnership will offer a range of due diligence services, including financial, management, operational and commercial. The team has worked with clients that include leading private equity houses and major high street banks in the UK. James Dow … Continued

New due diligence partnership will ride next wave

Corporate finance boutique Dow Schofield Watts has formed a partnership with leading management due diligence consultancy Diligencia to create one of the most experienced and comprehensive due diligence teams in the UK. “Our aim is simple,” explains James Dow, “to create the broadest and deepest due diligence service to support the corporate finance market. We … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts teams up with Diligencia

Corporate finance boutique Dow Schofield Watts has formed a partnership with Warrington-based business strategy consultants Diligencia. The new partnership will offer financial, management, operational and commercial due diligence services. It will be headquartered at Dow Schofield Watts’ offices at Daresbury Park near Runcorn and bring together over 20 team members – a number which is … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts forms joint venture with Diligencia

Daresbury-based corporate finance boutique Dow Schofield Watts has formed a partnership with Warrington-based management due diligence consultancy Diligencia. The firm said that the new partnership would offer a broad-ranging due diligence service covering financial, management, operational and commercial due diligence. Bruce Scott, who led a buyout of the Diligencia business from packaging giant Smurfit in … Continued

DSW forms due diligence partnership

Corporate finance house Dow Schofield Watts has created a partnership with consultancy Diligencia “to create the broadest and deepest due diligence service to support the corporate finance market”. The new operation will bring together 20 people in Daresbury with plans to increase headcount. “Our consultants are not just academics – we have all run businesses … Continued

New due diligence partnership will ride next wave of deal making

Corporate finance boutique Dow Schofield Watts has formed a partnership with leading management due diligence consultancy Diligencia to create one of the most experienced and comprehensive due diligence teams in the UK. New due diligence partnership will ride next wave of deal making “Our aim is simple,” explains James Dow, “to create the broadest and … Continued

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