Paul is a Director in the Corporate Finance team based in Leeds. He joined Dow Schofield Watts in September 2013.
He has advised companies across the mid-market on transactions including trade sales, strategic acquisitions, MBOs, private equity and debt fundraising. He has broad sector experience across manufacturing, business support services, technology & software, transport & logistics, industrial services, retail and leisure.
Following graduation from Durham University with a degree in Economics and a MSc in Finance & Investment, he subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young.
Recent deals include:
The Bridge (IT Recruitment) to Morson Group, Open Objects to Idox plc, Car Buying Group to Aston Barclay
Explorer Group (Elddis Caravans) to the Erwin Hymer Group of Germany, Simon Gibson Transport to GCA of France, Dyson Technical Ceramics
SpaceKraft (subsidiary of RM plc), Premier Products (subsidiary of James Briggs) to Selden Research
Teachers UK, The Education Specialists
Star Brands funded by Mobeus, Provide Education funded by HSBC, Park Leisure 2000 funded by Midlothian Capital Partners and Ares, Sash UK & Fitrite funded by Praesidian Capital, Yorkshire Repak funded by HSBC, CPD plc funded by Barclays
Perwyn investment in The Feel Good Group, BGF investment in Operam Education
Corporate Finance – Leeds Office