Partner & Head of Exit Planning Practice
Caroline graduated from Bristol University and has spent her career working with companies to increase their overall profit and value.
She has over 15 years experience of management consulting in Europe (with Arthur D. Little, The Mac Group and Gemini Consulting). Her last position in consulting was at Gemini Consulting where she was European Financial Services practice leader and in the leadership team of CRM at CapGemini. She then moved into line management, joining American Express as Global Head of Sales and CRM for Personal Financial Services developing financial services in 11 countries. Most recently, Caroline was Managing Director of Venture Consulting UK where she built a business in Financial Services management consulting and developing new ventures.
Caroline joined Cavendish in 2006 to build up an exit planning practice, helping entrepreneurs maximise value pre-sale. Due to her background in Financial Services Caroline co-heads the Financial Services practice. She has executed a number of transactions alongside providing strategic exit planning advisory for pre-sale clients. Recent deals include Dexion to Fidante Partners, the sale of Rudridge Limited to Travis Perkins plc, the sale of SMA Vehicle Remarketing to BCA Marketplace, the sale of a minority stake of World First to FTV, the sale of IT Job Board to Dice Holdings, Hancocks to H2 Equity Partners and the sale of Moore Group to IFG Trust.
The Cavendish Team have been instrumental in delivering me a buyer which is a perfect fit for my business. I appointed Caroline Belcher to perform an Exit Review which led on to the sale mandate, and they have been with me every step of the way. This is a wonderful milestone in our history and I am delighted.Ian Moore, Executive Chairman Moore Group Limited
‘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