Consumer & Retail

The Cavendish consumer group specialises in working with branded business in the retail, consumer goods, food, leisure and luxury sectors.

Being able to prove the appeal of a brand is nearly always the key to unlocking value, particularly by showing that consumers trust the brand and associate it with certain values. The important skill, which we believe we are very good at, is conveying to the purchasers, so that they understand what consumers love about a brand – and how this will ultimately  translate into turnover and profit. We will often advise our clients on appropriate consumer research to demonstrate the significant features of a brand such as its widespread recognition, appeal to a particular demographic group or ability to be rolled out into other product categories.

The Liberty and Raleigh transactions are two good examples where the value achieved by Cavendish was a direct result of our ability to communicate the strength of the brand to buyers.

We also have a strong record of advising, and achieving excellent prices for, businesses such as Seafood Holdings, where the business has a brand which is well known to its business customers rather than direct consumer sales.

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Recent deals for this sector

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    John Ross Jr (Aberdeen) Limited & Coln Valley Smokery Limited

    Acquirer / Investor PRFoods

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    Cotswold Collections Ltd

    Acquirer / Investor Rockpool Investments

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    Treplas SL

    Acquirer / Investor Jokey Plastik Wipperfürth GmbH (Jokey Plastik)

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    Tristar Worldwide

    Acquirer / Investor Addison Lee

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    Acquirer / Investor Bregal Freshstream

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    Pets Corner

    Acquirer / Investor The Dechado Group

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    Gloucester Rugby Limited

    Acquirer / Investor Private individual

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    New & Lingwood

    Acquirer / Investor POP Capital

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    Silver Cross Nurseries Limited

    Acquirer / Investor Fosun International

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    EMP Mechandising gmBH

    Acquirer / Investor Sycamore Partners

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    iSmash Group Limited

    Acquirer / Investor Confidential

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    Sealskinz Holdings Limited (minority stake)

    Acquirer / Investor Beringea LLP

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What our clients say

  • “We have greatly enjoyed working with Cavendish over the past few years. As a family owned business, we definitely needed good advice and we felt very well supported by the team at Cavendish. I...

    Andrew Leigh | Founder and Shareholder of John Ross Junior (Aberdeen) Limited
  • “This new investment and partnership is a very exciting opportunity for myself and our fantastic management team to both consolidate and nurture our existing long-term client relationships as well...

    John Stevenson | CEO ACT Clean
  • Thank you so much for your efforts and teamwork in selling RPS! Your approach and process was vital to our successful sale of the Company. In particular, the initiation of a excellent and...

    Adrienne MacMillan | CFO Rapidscan Pharm Solutions Inc
  • “This marks a significant opportunity for our partners, customers and people as we become part of the global Kyocera family and continue the journey we started back in 1988. When looking for an...

    Andrew Harman | co-founder of Annodata
  • 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

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