Philip Barker

Partner & Head of Industrials

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.

“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

Philip Barker is the Key Contact for Industrials

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What our clients say

  • Thank you so much for your efforts and teamwork in selling RPS! Your approach and process was vital to our successful sale of the Company. In particular, the initiation of a excellent and...

    Adrienne MacMillan | CFO Rapidscan Pharm Solutions Inc
  • “This marks a significant opportunity for our partners, customers and people as we become part of the global Kyocera family and continue the journey we started back in 1988. When looking for an...

    Andrew Harman | co-founder of Annodata
  • I’d like to warmly congratulate Jonathan Buxton, Michael Jewell and the team at Cavendish on the successful sale of Tristar Worldwide Ltd to the Addison Lee Group. I’d like to place on...

    Andy Nash | Chairman of Tristar Worldwide
  • The Cavendish Team, led by Michael Jewell, did an excellent job managing a well-orchestrated auction process and ensuring the smooth closing of the transaction in a timely manner. They were...

    Rhian Griffith | Representative of the Shareholders at SG Court
  • The Cavendish team worked seamlessly with their international partners to find the right buyer and guide us through every step of the sale process. This is a great outcome for both the shareholders...

    Ben Lane | Co-founder of ALC
  • “It was a great pleasure to be working with Cavendish again, following the Aurum sale process. The Cavendish team worked hard and were very committed to achieving the best result for the...

    Justin Stead | CEO of Radley
  • “This is an exciting deal for our business. Baird Capital’s experience and resources will be invaluable as we seek to further enhance our services and global reach. Baird’s deep understanding...

    David Vafai | Founder and CEO of bfinance
  • “After running a formal process to find the right partner to help us grow JBW and take it to its next level, OUTSOURCING Inc. were the natural choice. We had many expressions of interest and offers...

    Jamie Waller | Founder of JBW
  • ‘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

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