Sale of branded chemicals manufacturer Premiere Products to Selden Research

DSW’s Corporate Finance team in Yorkshire & the North East has advised on the sale of Premiere Products by James Briggs (Holdings) Limited to Buxton-based Selden Research Limited (“Selden”). Premiere Products supplies market leading, specialist, branded and private label janitorial cleaning chemicals to professional cleaning trade channels and consumer markets worldwide. Selden is the UK’s leading … Continued

Transaction services team advises PE firm on £4m investment in golf retailer

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services advised Foresight Group on its £4m private equity investment in Clubhouse Golf, the equipment, clothing and accessories retailer. Clubhouse Golf was originally established as an on-course professional shop by founder Paul Reeves, with a high-street store in Salford. Its ecommerce platform, launched subsequently, has quickly increased customer reach and the … Continued

DSW advises on sale of leading UK caravan manufacturer to German company

Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team in Yorkshire & the North East has advised on the sale of The Explorer Group Limited, a leading UK manufacturer of motorhomes and caravans, to the German company Erwin Hymer Group AG & Co. KG. Based in Consett, near Newcastle, The Explorer Group is home to the Buccaneer, Compass, … Continued

Deal values triple in landmark year for Dow Schofield Watts

Dow Schofield Watts advised on 42 deals worth over £770m during 2016 – an increase in value of almost half a billion pounds on the previous year. The firm said it that 2016 had been a landmark year for its own business as well as the wider northern dealmaking community. There was strong deal activity … Continued

NVM backs MBO of Cheshire technology business

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services advised private equity firm NVM on its investment to support the management buy-out of Cheshire-based Thyson Technology from a private investor group. Thyson is a specialist analytical and instrumentation business, which designs and constructs engineering solutions used in the analysis and sampling of gases and liquids. Its solutions are used … Continued

Deal values triple in landmark year for Dow Schofield Watts

Dow Schofield Watts advised on 42 deals worth over £770m during 2016 – an increase in value of almost half a billion pounds on the previous year. The firm said that 2016 had been a landmark year for its own business as well as the wider northern dealmaking community. There was strong deal activity driven … Continued

Neston Cricket Club signs sponsorship deal with Dow Schofield Watts

Neston Cricket Club, one of the North’s oldest and most successful amateur sports clubs has signed a sponsorship deal with leading business advisory group Dow Schofield Watts. The club, which was founded in 1881, has over 1,200 active members and offers cricket, hockey, squash and tennis, as well as bridge, boules, bowls and a thriving … Continued

DSW Transaction Services advise on Pressure Technologies plc’s £4.3m acquisition of Martract Limited

Sheffield-based engineering group Pressure Technologies plc has acquired Martract Limited for £4.3m. Martract is a highly specialist, niche engineering business with strong longstanding customer relationships. The business was established in 1978 and is based at the Humber Bridge Industrial Park at Barton-upon-Humber. Pressure Technologies said that the acquisition, which is expected to me immediately earnings … Continued

Acquisition of ADAS makes RSK Group an industry leader

Dow Schofield Watts advised Cheshire headquartered RSK Group on its acquisition of ADAS in a deal that makes RSK one of the biggest environmental consultancies in the country. The transaction adds new services to RSK’s portfolio of environmental, engineering and technical support services and provides synergistic growth opportunities for both businesses. ADAS is the UK’s … Continued

New advisory team aims to boost growth of North’s tech sector

Independent advisory business Dow Schofield Watts has launched a new technology team which aims to boost the growth of the North’s tech sector by helping businesses bridge the funding gap with the South. The team will be led by David Smith, a veteran tech investor and adviser who formerly managed the North West Fund for … Continued

Landscape firm breaks new ground with Welsh acquisition

Award winning landscape services business Hultons Landscapes has acquired £2 million turnover Welsh firm Wright Landscapes for an undisclosed sum. Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services advised Hultons on the deal, which will see it expand its UK presence into North Wales following its organic growth into the West Midlands and South Yorkshire earlier in 2016. … Continued

Roger Esler is named as Dealmaker of Year

Roger Esler, Director of Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team in Yorkshire & the North East, has been recognised as the region’s pre-eminent dealmaker at the Insider‘s Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards 2016. Roger was named Dealmaker of the Year, while the team also scooped the Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year and the Deal of … Continued

5 nominations for Yorkshire team in Dealmakers awards

Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team in Yorkshire & the North East, led by Roger Esler and Tony Norwood, has been shortlisted in three categories in the Insider’s Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards 2016. The team is in the running for the Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year award. DSW also been shortlisted in the Deal … Continued

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