Partner & Head of Consumer and Retail
Jonathan is global head of M&A International Inc’s Consumer and Retail Group and also heads the Consumer Group at Cavendish, which focuses on branded businesses in the retail, consumer goods, food, leisure, and luxury sectors. He also has particular expertise in advising main market and AIM listed companies.
Jonathan has over 25 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, for the past 18 years specialising in business sales at Cavendish, where he is a Partner.
Jonathan has advised on a wide range of transactions, from multi-billion pound government projects to small fundraisings for family businesses. Jonathan was previously employed by PwC’s consulting division and the M&A departments of Hambros Bank and Societe Generale.
Jonathan is a graduate of Oxford University and a Chartered Accountant.
"Cavendish took on the challenge of selling Robert Dyas against the background of a very difficult environment for retailers in general caused by the current economic downturn. However, they were undaunted by this and found a buyer that allowed existing shareholders to exit and for the Robert Dyas business to have a new owner who wants to expand and develop the business."Geoff Brady, Chairman of Robert Dyas Holdings Limited
“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