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Business Services


Business Services

The Cavendish Business Services Group focuses on the sale of companies operating in the business services sector. Although this encompasses a broad spectrum of activities, the Group has specific expertise in the recruitment, facilities management, education and consulting sectors.

The Business Services Group's sector focus provides a detailed understanding of the key issues in selling service sector businesses. Our team is in regular contact with many of the leading UK and overseas business services companies, keeping us up to date with both their acquisition requirements and future strategic plans.

''The team at Cavendish demonstrated their international reach and their tenacity to stick with the deal until it closed. They found the ideal owner… We are very excited at the new opportunities that we can now develop''.

Dylan Williams, Managing Director of Royal Berkshire Shooting School

“Cavendish brought to the table extensive contacts in the venture capital industry and an understanding of how to present our investment case in the best light. All our business had been lacking was funding to achieve scale and with the capital secured from Balderton we are now empowered to bring about lasting change in the insurance industry and create significant value for all our shareholders along the way. We are delighted with the deal and with the invaluable help that Cavendish provided in obtaining it."

Peter Ashdown-Barr, Chief Executive of InterResolve

''This was a difficult sale process to manage and involved many more complexities than found in much larger transactions. Raymond and Peter were tenacious throughout and ensured that any set-back was put back on-track, and eventually a successful and satisfactory outcome was delivered for the Trustees.''

Mark Quinn, Managing Director of PRP & a Trustee of the Paul Raymond Estate

''The comprehensive exit review together with thorough pre-sale grooming by Caroline Belcher established the platform for this sale. The Cavendish team skillfully structured the sale process and further negotiated through a protracted and difficult climate to secure a very satisfactory sale. They were professional in every department.''

Mike Thorpe, Managing Director of Express Finance

"Cavendish made full use of their very strong international network to create competitive tension throughout the process and drive the sale to completion. The significant multiple of revenue achieved for an early stage, pre-profits business is testament to the ability of the Cavendish team to manage negotiations and maximise value. Overall, I was delighted by the service we received and the result achieved."

Mark Duffin, Chief Executive, Enviro-Fresh

“After 60 years in private hands it was very important to me to find the right buyer for William Levene as well as realise the right price. Cavendish did a thorough and professional job in achieving both these goals”.

Michael Levene, Chairman, Best Direct

"I was delighted with the service that Cavendish offered and their real attention to detail. The deal was not without its complexities and it was reassuring to have Paul and his team assisting me throughout the negotiations."

Peter Bennett, co-founder of Timothy James

"We would like to thank the Cavendish team for negotiating this transaction on our behalf. They played a key role in getting a resolution to all of the various issues that inevitably arose, and were focused on getting the deal done".

Bruce Terrell, Managing Director of Community Waste

"Cavendish took the time to really understand our business enabling them to have a professional and well thought out approach to the deal. They assisted immensely with the due diligence process this being reflected in the depth of information needed at times along with the need to carefully manage the numerous requests for information.

They provided the kind of support which in the process of selling your business gives you confidence that there is balance between providing information and negotiating elements of the deal.

Anthony French, IT & Finance Director, First City Care

“Thank you so much for the hard work you put into our sale.

"We are delighted with the result both personally and for the company. We now have some work to do in maximising the benefits of the deal to both parties. Your support during the deal was excellent and helped us go through a process that was completely new to us. It seemed to go very smoothly and I know that much of that was due to your background work with Egis's advisors. We also felt well supported on the detail of the final stages.

“Many thanks once again to you both. It was a great time and a perfect outcome.”

Mike Shorthose, Chairman and co-founder - Helios

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Latest sector news:

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Cavendish Corporate Finance advises on the sale of Timothy James Consulting