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Philip Barker

Philip Barker


Philip graduated from Birmingham University in 1982 with an honours degree in Engineering Production. He went on to work at British Leyland where he was involved in numerous projects including the robotics for the new Mini Metro at Longbridge.

Philip joined PwC London in 1983, working on a wide range of audit and consultancy projects. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986.

Since qualification, Philip has gained extensive corporate finance experience, initially with Hambros Bank, where he was in the engineering team. He has been involved in the full range of advisory projects, including acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs, flotations and privatisations.

Since leaving Hambros Bank in 1994, Philip has concentrated on providing corporate finance advice to mid-market corporate clients and owner-managers. Philip joined Cavendish in 1999 and heads the Industrials team focusing on a wide range of engineering and manufacturing businesses across a number of sectors including automotive, aerospace, defence and engineering services.

Philip Barker is key contact for:

  • Industrials

    The Cavendish Industrials Group focuses on the sale of businesses in the manufacturing sector.

“Cavendish played a crucial role both in achieving a good result for shareholders and in enabling Hawk-Eye to go to the buyer offering the most compelling strategic fit''.

Paul Hawkins, founder of Hawk-Eye