Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services Summary

Founded 10 years ago, Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services (DSW TS) is an established, successful and rapidly growing financial due diligence practice operating in the North West, North East and London. Opportunities exist for a motivated and ambitious Manager/Senior Manager to join the North West team, based in Daresbury.

DSW TS has advised on 50+ deals during 2018 alone and has been recognised as a market leader winning numerous awards over the years, including North West Transaction Services Team of the Year in 2016 and 2017.

The North West practice is led by Ed Brentnall, Catriona Lang and Nicola Merritt who are supported by five Executives, Managers and Senior Managers.

The team has a wealth of experience across a variety of industries and deal types including financial buy-side due diligence, financial sell-side diligence, working capital reviews, vendor assistance, bid support and bid defence.

The business has enviable corporate, private equity and banking relationships both in the North West and on a national basis.

The role would suit someone who enjoys working closely with entrepreneurial, senior management teams and takes pride in delivering exceptional client service. The Manager/Senior Manager will work directly with the partner team on a day to day basis, advising clients at a board room level across a variety of transactions to really add value.

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Competitive salary

Discretionary bonus

Client Testimonials

“The DSW TS team worked to a tight timetable to deliver a high quality, clear report. Their understanding of the business and the wider industry was clear in our discussions with them, which was impressive given the volume of data. The team went beyond what was required to ensure we fully understood the detail behind the revenue drivers of individual products, underlying profitability and the working capital requirements/cash considerations. They provided excellent support throughout the transaction and I’d be very happy to use the team again on future engagements.”

Partner | Inflexion Private Equity

“DSW TS produced an excellent report. Due to its clear and concise nature it was well received by the bidders, enabling them to quickly get up to speed with the key facets of the business without having to undertake time consuming and costly financial due diligence of their own. I would be happy to recommend them and use them again in the future.”

MD | North West Corporate

“We valued the VDD report and appreciated the way it was put together and your engagement with the management team. It is certainly a document we will be referring to in the future. We have really appreciated your support and wisdom over the last few months and look forward to working together in the future.”

FD | North West Corporate

“DSW TS’s report and overall approach was refreshingly candid. They assisted us on a range of issues from cash flow generation and bank reconciliations at the start of the transaction, to the completion accounts mechanism at the end. They were always close to the detail and communicated any issues to us in real time so that we were able to make decisions accordingly. Their assistance on this investment was invaluable.”

Investment Director | Gresham Private Equity