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.
''It has been a great pleasure working with you. I could not have done that final push of the journey I embarked upon 20 years ago without you. You really did wonderful work for me, especially in that last mile. I am so grateful.''
Toby Baxendale, founder and CEO of Seafood Holdings
''Cavendish have expertly managed the sale process and concluded it in a timely fashion. The new owners Westerleigh have a record of operating crematoria in the interests of all stakeholders and offered shareholders a price which the Board believe fairly reflects the value of the Company.''
Jeremy Leigh Pemberton, Chairman of KCC
''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
|Type||Date||Vendor & Client||Acquirer / Investor|
|Apr 2012||Cert Octavian plc||Muller||view deal|
|Nov 2011||Community Waste Recycling Limited||Viridor Waste Management Limited, a subsidiary of Pennon Group plc||view deal|
|Nov 2011||Timothy James Consulting||Hamilton Bradshaw & Management||view deal|
|Sep 2011||Angel Springs Holdings Limited||Lloyds Development Capital||view deal|
|Jun 2011||New College of the Humanities Ltd||Private individuals||view deal|
|Apr 2011||Carsite||Tesco Plc||view deal|
|Mar 2011||Hawk-Eye Innovations Ltd||Sony Corporation||view deal|
|Dec 2010||Seafood Holdings Ltd||Bidvest||view deal|
|Oct 2010||Kent County Crematorium plc||WK Crematoria Ltd||view deal|
|Sep 2010||The Office Group||Esselco||view deal|
|Jul 2010||Stonewood Group||ViaSat||view deal|
|Jul 2010||JLA Limited||Hg Capital||view deal|
|Jun 2010||The Royal Berkshire Shooting School Group||Private investors||view deal|
|Apr 2010||InterResolve||Capital raising||view deal|
|Aug 2009||US publishing rights held by Club Media International||Magna Publishing Group||view deal|
Raymond is a Partner at Cavendish and has been involved in the financing, management and sale of...
Cavendish Corporate Finance advises on the sale of Timothy James Consulting