The Challenge

Established in 2002, Dow Schofield Watts provides services including corporate finance, transaction services, business recovery, management and strategy, VAT and tax consultancy, forensic services and wealth management from a team of over 70 professionals based in the North West, Leeds, London and Aberdeen. Its partner-led service and high-quality advice and reputation for achieving results, saw the firm grow rapidly, but it still had the desire for further growth. It was therefore looking for a funding partner to deliver an efficient, bespoke solution, which would enable it to continue growing without having to interrupt its day to day operations.

Opportunity & Outcomes

We were able to provided Dow Schofield Watts with a seven-figure debt finance facility to make a strategic investment in Camlee Group, an owner-managed corporate finance boutique with offices in Manchester and Borehamwood. The investment will enable Camlee to continue servicing the SME market under its existing brand, while co-operating closely with Dow Schofield Watts, which focuses on mid-market deals and is one of the UK’s most active M&A advisers. James Dow, founding partner of Dow Schofield Watts, added, “we’re grateful to the team at OakNorth who not only approached the deal with a commercial and collaborative mindset, but also ensured the process was completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.”