Continuing growth for Dow Schofield Watts with the launch of Dow Schofield Watts Business Recovery LLP

We are delighted to announce the launch of Dow Schofield Watts Business Recovery LLP, which offers recovery and insolvency advice to businesses suffering financial difficulties. The new business is part of the Dow Schofield Watts group of professional services businesses. Dow Schofield Watts is an award winning corporate finance specialists, who have advised on more … Continued

DSW Transaction Services act for Playnation on their acquisition of Funhouse Leisure

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services undertook the financial due diligence project for Runcorn based, Playnation, on their acquisition of Funhouse Leisure.  This was the first time Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services had worked for Playnation, however they do have a successful track record of working with their private equity backers, Palatine Private Equity. Playnation, which provides its … Continued

DSW guide MBO team on buyout of Apico – leading motorcross brand

Dow Schofield Watts advised Dylan Brown and Anna Lena Eriksson on their management buyout.  After 30 years’ service, Yrjö Vesterinen and Diane Vesterinen are handing over the reins to the younger couple, with over 40 years’ experience between them. Yrjö ‘Vesty’ Vesterinen, who started the company along with his wife Diane from small beginnings in Guildford back … Continued

DSW advises Liverpool insurance broker Coulter Hurst on sale to Stackhouse Poland

Cheshire based Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance acted for Coulter Hurst and Company Limited on their sale to leading independent insurance broker, Stackhouse Poland. Founded in 1999, Liverpool-based Coulter Hurst is an insurance and risk management practice which specialises in the commercial property and professional insurance sectors. Stackhouse Poland’s acquisition of Coulter Hurst will see their operating footprint … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts provide finanical due diligence services to Graphite on recent acquisition in the oil sector

Dow Schofield Watts provided the financial due diligence for Graphite Capital, as they back the management buy-out of ICR, which provides repair and maintenance services to the global energy industry. ICR comprises four high quality, niche businesses that mainly operate in the UK and Middle East energy markets. Walker Technical is a specialist in composite … Continued

Jepson & Company advised by DSW’s Yorkshire Corporate Finance team on latest acquisition

DSW’s Yorkshire Corporate Finance and Transaction Services teams have advised Sheffield-based Jepson & Company Limited on the acquisition of National Numbers Limited, based in the North East, for an undisclosed sum. Jepson & Company is one of the leading, and world’s longest established, manufacturers and suppliers of number plates and number plate printing systems in … Continued

DSW advise 4imprint Group plc on the £7.25m disposal of promotional merchandise business, SPS (EU) Limited

Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance has advised 4imprint Group plc on the £7.25m disposal of SPS (EU) Limited. The sale is consistent with 4imprint Group plc’s strategy of focusing its resources on the continued organic growth of the 4imprint Direct Marketing business. Dow Schofield Watts introduced the business to Maven Capital Partners and arranged a … Continued

“Just the ticket” – PHD Equity Partners delivers a 9.2x money multiple and a 5 year IRR of 70.4% on its sale of Liberty Services to Capita plc

The private equity fund established by Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance, PHD Equity Partners (“PHD” or the “Fund”) has sold Liberty Services (“Liberty”) to Capita plc. Croydon based Liberty has evolved as a key print solutions provider to both public authorities and private sector businesses, supporting the issuing, management and collection of Penalty Charge Notices … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided commercial and financial due diligence on the latest MoneyPlus Group acquisition.

Debt advice firm MoneyPlus Group has made its eighth acquisition.  The Manchester business has swooped for Debt Movers, which specialises in providing debt advice for its customers. It comes on the back of MoneyPlus buying high street law firm Richardson Mail, of Sale. MoneyPlus is backed by Manchester private equity outfit Palatine, following a management … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts provides corporate finance advice to Merseyside based electrical contractors to secure £1.4m equity investment

MSIF’s £1.4m investment in electrical firm Birkenhead-based Foz Contract Services Merseyside Special Investment Fund (MSIF) has invested more than £1.4m through an equity investment to expand a Birkenhead electrical and general building services contractor. Foz Contract Services has been formed following the acquisition and subsequent merger of Foz Electrical and TFR Contract Services. The management … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts advise NWF Group on their latest acquisition.

Dow Schofield Watts provided lead advisory and due diligence services to NWF Group which has bought  leading animal feed manufacturer, SC Feeds Limited. NWF, the specialist agricultural and distribution business, is to pay up to £6.75m to acquire the Stone-based company. The deal comprises an initial consideration of £6m in cash, to be satisfied from NWF’s existing … Continued

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