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:

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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Private Equity
Private Equity

Private Equity

The Private Equity Group at Cavendish was established to bring focus to what is now a very important...

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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

  • I’d like to warmly congratulate Jonathan Buxton, Michael Jewell and the team at Cavendish on the successful sale of Tristar Worldwide Ltd to the Addison Lee Group. I’d like to place on...

    Andy Nash | Chairman of Tristar Worldwide
  • The Cavendish Team, led by Michael Jewell, did an excellent job managing a well-orchestrated auction process and ensuring the smooth closing of the transaction in a timely manner. They were...

    Rhian Griffith | Representative of the Shareholders at SG Court
  • The Cavendish team worked seamlessly with their international partners to find the right buyer and guide us through every step of the sale process. This is a great outcome for both the shareholders...

    Ben Lane | Co-founder of ALC
  • “It was a great pleasure to be working with Cavendish again, following the Aurum sale process. The Cavendish team worked hard and were very committed to achieving the best result for the...

    Justin Stead | CEO of Radley
  • “This is an exciting deal for our business. Baird Capital’s experience and resources will be invaluable as we seek to further enhance our services and global reach. Baird’s deep understanding...

    David Vafai | Founder and CEO of bfinance
  • “After running a formal process to find the right partner to help us grow JBW and take it to its next level, OUTSOURCING Inc. were the natural choice. We had many expressions of interest and offers...

    Jamie Waller | Founder of JBW
  • ‘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

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