Dow Schofield Watts Expands Corporate Finance Team | Yorkshire Business News

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Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its corporate finance team in Yorkshire and the North East with an appointment.

Mike Barker joined the firm as a partner.

Barker is a chartered accountant with over seven years’ experience in finance, having started his career at EY in Leeds, where he worked in the audit department before joining Mazars.

He has worked with clients ranging from owner-managed businesses to large corporations, including many manufacturing and construction companies.

Roger Esler, co-head of the corporate finance team at Dow Schofield Watts, said: “Mike’s appointment follows a very busy 2021 for the team which continues into 2022. As the levels of fundraising and deal activity remain strong, we plan to continue to invest in and grow our team over the coming year.”

Recent transactions for the corporate finance team have included the sales of Sheffield Forgemasters to the Ministry of Defence, Firesprite Games to Sony Entertainment, Argyll Holidays to Cove Communities and Peak Pipe Systems to SIMONA AG, as well as the refinancing of Carnaby Caravans by Shawbrook and Frontier Development Capital.

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