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.
Corporate Finance Team of the Year 2019 Yorkshire Finance Awards Corporate Finance Team of the Year 2018 Yorkshire Accountancy Awards Corporate Finance Team of the Year 2017 Yorkshire Rainmaker Awards Small Cap Deal of the Year 2017 Yorkshire Rainmaker Awards Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year 2016 Yorkshire Insider Dealmakers Awards Deal of the Year 2016 Yorkshire Insider Dealmakers Awards
Trade sales The Bridge (IT Recruitment) to Morson Group, Open Objects to Idox plc Cross-border M&A Sale of the £120m turnover Explorer Group (Elddis Caravans) to the Erwin Hymer Group of Germany, Sale of Simon Gibson Transport to GCA of France Non-core disposals SpaceKraft (subsidiary of RM plc), Premier Products (subsidiary of James Briggs) to Selden Research Acquisitions Operam Education acquisitions of Teachers UK and The Education Specialists, AFI acquisition of Facelift Management Buyouts AFI funded by Pricoa, Provide Education by Operam funded by HSBC, Sale of Park Leisure 2000 to Midlothian Capital Partners, Ares and management, Sash UK & Fitrite funded by Praesidian Capital, Yorkshire Repak funded by HSBC, CPD plc funded by Barclays Refinancing/fundraising Perwyn investment in The Feel Good Group, BGF investment in Operam Education
Private Equity, Securing Investment, MBO, MBIs, Company Sales, Corporate Acquisitions, Development Capital, Debt Advisory, Public to Private, Raising Capital, Equity Release, Cross-border Transactions, Exit Strategy
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