Welcome to Cavendish Corporate Finance.

We are the UK’s leading independent firm advising exclusively on sell side M&A to mid-market companies. Founded in 1988, we have since advised on some 500 company sales. Our clients include private companies, financial institutions and fully listed public companies with typical transactions falling broadly within the £10 million to £200 million ‘mid-market’ value range.

Our Sectors

Cavendish advises on company sales across a wide range of industry sectors, including:

Debt Advisory Services
Debt Advisory Services

Debt Advisory Services

Cavendish Corporate Finance, the UK’s leading sell-side mid-market M&A firm, has advised on th...

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Business Services
Business Services

Business Services

Selling companies in the business service sector has become an increasingly significant part of what...

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Consumer & Retail
Consumer & Retail

Consumer & Retail

The Cavendish consumer group specialises in working with branded business in the retail, consumer go...

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Financial Services
Financial Services

Financial Services

Despite the turbulence of recent years there is no doubt that the UK remains a major hub of internat...

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Healthcare
Healthcare

Healthcare

The demands of an ageing population combined with the need to rein in National Health Service budget...

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Industrials
Industrials

Industrials

Industrials is a broad term that covers a range of business sectors, from oil and gas, automotive an...

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Media
Media

Media

Media is changing at an extraordinary pace - perhaps faster than any other market sector. Change bri...

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Technology
Technology

Technology

Businesses in the technology sector are focused on delivering progress through innovation - and by i...

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Why choose Cavendish?

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Cavendish is the UK’s leading sell-side M&A advisor. That’s all we do: unlike most advisors, we have only ever provided services for vendors of businesses, which means we never face the conflicts of interest that come with acting for both vendors and purchasers.

What we offer

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When you are selling your business, you want the best possible deal structured in the best possible way. Cavendish is uniquely placed to assist business vendors achieve their aims.

What sets us apart?

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As the global economy grows ever more sophisticated and interconnected, it is essential for vendors to be able to draw on specialist knowledge and support if they are to realise full value on the sale of their company.

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What our clients say

  • ‘The Cavendish team were of great assistance throughout the sale process and in particular finding us the most fitting acquirer, helped by their strong networks in healthcare and their...

    Richard Benholt | Managing Director of Periproducts
  • Over the years we have had numerous suitors, but the wise guidance of Jonathan and Howard at Cavendish, surely the most astute of advisors for the selling of luxury businesses, has always been there...

    Anthony Spitz | Chairman of New & Lingwood
  • “It was a pleasure to work with the Cavendish team, led by Linda Sullivan. As well as displaying a deep understanding of our sector, they also made every effort to get under the skin of our...

    Mark Collier | Non-Executive Chairman of Dare
  • “We have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Cavendish team. Caroline, Andrew and Eimear offered us unstinting support and valuable advice throughout the transaction. They were instrumental in...

    Mark Rijkse | Shareholder and director of SMA
  • At this critical stage in the business it has been important that we make all of the right decisions along the way and appointing Cavendish was one of these key decisions. We have worked with very...

    Julian Shovlin | Founder and CEO of iSmash
  • “We made absolutely the right choice in appointing Cavendish. Michael Jewell and the team were instrumental in getting us the deal we wanted. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to...

    Titus Sharpe | CEO of MVF
  • ”Linda Sullivan, James Ellis and the Cavendish team were excellent throughout the process and achieved a very positive result for the management and shareholders. I highly recommend them. Rex has...

    Larry Lawson | Managing Director of Rex Features
  • “Cavendish demonstrated a very good knowledge of luxury brands which, along with their private equity expertise, enabled them to find the perfect partner for Scott Dunn. The proof is in the...

    Andrew Dunn | Founder & President of Scott Dunn
  • “The Cavendish team, led by Joe Stelzer, has provided invaluable advice in preparing our business for a sale process and assessing our options. This deal will give us more firepower and enable us...

    Duncan Kreeger | One of the Founders of West One

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