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
‘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