Linda Sullivan

Partner, Head of Media and Digital

Linda Sullivan

Linda Sullivan has over twenty five years experience advising a wide range of international clients, including UK and US media and technology owners, in relation to licensing, mergers and acquisitions, disposals, strategy and finance.

After graduating with an LLB Honours law degree from Exeter University, Linda qualified and practiced as a solicitor at leading City of London law firm, Macfarlanes until 1985.

Subsequently she became Strategic Adviser to the founders of GEAC Computer Corporation and was appointed the first female Director of this Toronto Stock Exchange quoted multinational company.

Using her experience of international business development and finance she has advised many international clients expanding into the UK, including a number of media and technology companies.

Since joining Cavendish in 2011 Linda has completed a number of media transactions including the sale of Profile Group to Centaur Media plc, World Trade Group to GCP Capital Partners, Double Helix to Interpublic Group Inc, Primal Pictures to Informa, Opta Sports to Perform Group plc, the Communications Agency to Communisis plc, and The Planning Shop International to Omnicom Group Inc.

Linda is a Partner and Head of the Media and Digital team at Cavendish and co-chair of the MAI Media Group.

Epsilon Partners enjoyed working with Linda, Andrew and the team at Cavendish - professionals with a deep knowledge of the sports, technology and media sectors. They were tenacious and patient in a long process, and did a great job to keep things on track to a successful conclusion. Cavendish’s overseas network was crucial in finding the right buyer for Logopaint.

Angus Chilvers, CEO of Epsilon Partners LLP

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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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