Financial Services

Despite the turbulence of recent years there is no doubt that the UK remains a major hub of international finance and will be so for the foreseeable future.

The government agenda to break up the power of the big banks, restrict proprietary trading and cap bonuses forms part of a move towards greater competition in the market.

Along with the more choice for consumers will come exceptional opportunities for entrepreneurs. Smaller, niche players are finding a louder voice and are being welcomed by both legislators and consumers in a marketplace previously dominated by big multinationals.

The climate of change is welcome news for smaller operators and those offering specialist services, and has already inspired a number of ‘disruptive’ start ups.

Cavendish has a strong record in selling a whole range of entrepreneurial financial services businesses including those specialising in consumer finance, foreign exchange and debt collection. Our team is in regular contact with major UK and overseas financial services companies as well as private equity houses which focus on the Financial Services sector. We understand their acquisition requirements and, in the case of corporate acquisitions, and future strategic plans.

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Recent deals for this sector

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    Acquirer / Investor Baird Capital

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    Acquirer / Investor Shanghai Fosun Industrial Investment Co Ltd

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    Acquirer / Investor Enterprise Finance

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    Acquirer / Investor SOF Investments

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    Acquirer / Investor FTV Capital

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    SME Invoice Finance Limited

    Acquirer / Investor Metro Bank plc

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    Assets of Change Group NZ

    Acquirer / Investor Fexco

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    Veritas Asset Management

    Acquirer / Investor Corporate Reorganisation

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    Moore Group Limited

    Acquirer / Investor IFG Trust and Corporate Group

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    Mackenzie Hall

    Acquirer / Investor Porfolio Recovery Associates Inc

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    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

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