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Michael Jewell

Michael Jewell


Michael graduated from Oxford University in 1997 with a Mathematics degree.

On leaving university, he joined the corporate finance department of UBS Warburg. During his time there, Michael worked on the execution of a wide range of transactions including trade sales, IPOs, acquisitions and restructurings. His clients included UK and international companies operating in a range of sectors, in particular the oil and gas industries, including advising the Norwegian State on the restructuring of its directly held oil and gas assets and the IPO of Statoil, Petroleum Geoservices on its financial restructuring and Group GTM on the sale of ETPM to Stolt Comex Seaway.

Michael also has experience in the Healthcare sector having spent 18 months at Monitor, the independent regulator of foundation trust hospitals, where he assessed and monitored the financial performance and business plans of some of the largest hospitals in the UK. 

Michael joined Cavendish in January 2006 and has advised on a number of successful sale mandates. These include the sale of Dial-a-Phone to Phones4U, the sale of optician chain, Black & Lizars, to an investment consortium, Finsbury Orthopaedics to Johnson and Johnson and Kent Pharmaceuticals to DCC plc.

Praising the result Michael achieved with the sale of Angel Springs to Private Equity house LDC, the chairman, Bernard Cook commented:

"The Cavendish team were extremely professional in their advice, generating a highly competitive process with some out of the box buyers and managing the intra-shareholder relationships sensitively. We are all delighted with the outcome.”