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Joe Stelzer

Joe Stelzer

Managing Partner

On graduating from University College London with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Computer Science, Joe began his career by starting a software republishing firm before merging this business with his family engineering firm where, as Chief Executive, he used this foundation to build a broad based Industrial Technology group comprising Software distribution, Nanotechnology, Defence & Aerospace, Lighting Controls and Energy management businesses. The group was floated in 2004 on AIM as Polaron plc.

In late 2006, Joe appointed Cavendish to sell Polaron and the company was sold in early 2007 to Cooper Industries, a Fortune 500 US Industrials group. He became global head of Cooper Controls and was a founder member of Cooper’s businesswide Technology Council.

In late 2008 he left Cooper to set up Silver Cloud Capital, offering strategy & M&A assistance to public/ private/ family controlled Industrial Technology businesses, leveraging his significant experience of M&A with both trade and private equity organisations.

Joe joined Cavendish in 2010 and is specialising in the Technology, Software & Industrial sectors and also dealing with family controlled businesses. He offers a unique insight into the Cavendish business sale process having worked as both client and advisor.

Joe Stelzer is key contact for:

"...Cavendish introduced us to GE and managed the negotiation and coordinated the transaction due diligence. Their involvement was instrumental to the deal being successful."

Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Lightech