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Mark Rowntree

Mark Rowntree

Senior Executive

Mark has a BA Honours degree in Business Management from the University of Sheffield and joined Cavendish in 2009. He has hands on experience of running a transaction and managing the sales process in a number of verticals.

Since graduating in 2006, Mark spent two years at BDO as a research analyst and research manager for the lead advisory and capital markets team, focussing on company and industry valuations and Alternative Investment Market analysis.

Mark successfully concluded the sale of Donald Russell, the specialist Scottish butcher and mail order meat supplier to Vestey Foods in January 2012. Mark managed the sale of Kent Pharmaceuticals, Europe’s largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor to LSE-listed DCC, in a deal valued at more than £50m in December 2012. Mark also completed the sale of Snappy Snaps to Timpson in January 2013.

In April 2013, Mark returned from his eight week secondment programme with MAI alliance partner Western Reserve Partners, based in Cleveland, Ohio.

"This is a great outcome for both the shareholders and the ongoing management team. The closer we have got to Vestey the more we have seen how they share the same values as Donald Russell, which bodes well for the future. It was very impressive to see how Cavendish handled the auction process and used their international network to talk directly with purchasers around the world. You stayed with us every step of the way and made sure that the sale moved ahead despite all the obstacles, so thank you!"

Hans Baumann of Donald Russell