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

  • ‘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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