Industrials is a broad term that covers a range of business sectors, from oil and gas, automotive and aerospace through to support services such as logistics, engineering, transportation and waste processing.

British businesses with manufacturing know-how, intellectual property and a strong market position are particularly attractive to international buyers.

Industrials with rising sales that can demonstrate impressive margins are demanding exceptionally high multiples.

Understanding the range of businesses and technologies to a micro level is the challenge we at Cavendish have set ourselves. Helping us achieve this objective are our specialist team led by experts with backgrounds in the engineering and finance together with years spent in corporate finance.

Our entrenched expertise in so many sub-sectors is matched by unrivalled contacts with leading UK and multinationals. In addition we can leverage centres of excellence within M&A International such as the oil and gas team in Dallas, our aerospace team in Seattle or the automotive and aerospace hub in Germany.

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Recent deals for this sector

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    Tennant Company divestiture of its Green Machines business

    Acquirer / Investor Green Machines International GmbH

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    Kilfrost Europe

    Acquirer / Investor Clariant AG

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    Energy Technique plc

    Acquirer / Investor Volution Group plc

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    Rudridge Limited

    Acquirer / Investor Travis Perkins plc

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    Oxalis Group Limited

    Acquirer / Investor Eaton Corporation Plc

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    Fandstan Electric Group Limited

    Acquirer / Investor Wabtec Corporation

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    Acquirer / Investor Xtreme Manufacturing LLC

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    Winder Power Limited

    Acquirer / Investor Enterprise Ventures and Bank of Ireland

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    Spaldings Holdings Limited

    Acquirer / Investor Marubeni Corporation

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    UK Engineering Business

    Acquirer / Investor Hephaestus Holdings Limited

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    Radical Cars Sportscars

    Acquirer / Investor Consortium of Private Investors

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    Stewart Group Holdings Ltd

    Acquirer / Investor ECI

Latest news within this sector

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    16th November 2016
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    10th October 2016
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    31st August 2016

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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