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New service for Thames Valley and South East firms seeking debt funding

By Karolina Skinner
13 September 2021

A new service aims to help businesses in Thames Valley and the wider South East region to raise debt funding of £3 million or above.

DSW Debt Advisory, which is part of independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts, helps companies and private equity firms seeking funding for growth, acquisitions or to refinance existing facilities. The firm has appointed Gavin Harrison (pictured) to lead the new South East operation. 

Harrison, who is based in Maidenhead, has spent over 20 years in banking and finance, having started his career at PwC and worked at Allied Irish Bank, Barclays, and Santander. His experience includes working with companies of all sizes including insurance and financial services firms. 

Harrison explains: "Debt funding will play a key role in rebuilding the post-pandemic economy. Many businesses will be seeking funding for growth, while others that have taken on significant debt may be looking to refinance on better terms.  

"While there is a wide array of different funders and products, and new ones entering the market all the time, it is critical to find the right funding partner and negotiate the best deal."

About Dow Schofield Watts Group 

Dow Schofield Watts is an independent advisory business that for over 18 years has delivered a partner-led corporate finance service across diverse industries. Established in 2002, the firm has a team of 78 professionals, based in offices in the North West, Leeds, London, and Aberdeen and provides a broad range of professional services, including corporate finance, transaction services, business recovery, management and strategy, tax advisory, forensic services, debt advisory and wealth management. The business has a dedicated tech team and operates the Dow Schofield Watts Ventures network, a private equity investment business in PHD Industrial Holdings and Pandea M&A, an international network of corporate finance firms which now covers 20 different countries and 39 offices.