Dow Schofield Watts expands Scottish presence with Edinburgh corporate finance manager
Advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its Edinburgh office with the appointment of Adam Widerkiewicz as corporate finance manager.
Mr Widerkiewicz, who has nine years’ experience in finance, joins from EDF Renewables, where he was a mergers and acquisitions specialist helping the company to build its ‘green energy’ business in the UK. He started his career at big four accountancy firm EY.
Before joining EDF, he worked in corporate finance at Deloitte, where he was involved in deals including the sale of Vets Now to IVC Group and that of translation company Lingo24 to Unbabel, and a series A funding round for Broker Insights from a group of investors led by Mercia. At Dow Schofield Watts, he will be advising businesses on acquisitions, disposals and raising funds for growth.
Dow Schofield Watts Scotland was launched in 2018 in Aberdeen and expanded into Edinburgh and Glasgow earlier this year. It is part of the national Dow Schofield Watts network which is regarded as a challenger brand, with many of its professionals coming from the big four accountancy firms. According to figures from Experian, Dow Schofield Watts was the seventh most active deals adviser in Scotland in the first half of 2022.
Mr Widerkiewicz said: “It is exciting to be joining a fast-growing challenger firm like Dow Schofield Watts. It will not only give me the chance to work with many high-growth Scottish businesses and help them with their growth plans but also open up new opportunities for career progression.”
Tom Faichnie, senior partner at Dow Schofield Watts Scotland, added: “Adam’s experience in corporate finance and in particular in the renewables and technology sectors – two of the biggest growth areas in the Scottish economy – make him a welcome addition to our team.
“His appointment comes as we continue to build our team following the launch of Edinburgh and Glasgow offices earlier this year.”