Welcome to Cavendish Corporate Finance.

We are the UK’s leading independent firm advising exclusively on sell side M&A and strategic options to mid-market companies. Founded in 1988, we have since advised on some 600 company sales. Our clients include private companies, financial institutions and fully listed public companies with typical transactions falling broadly within the £10 million to £300 million ‘mid-market’ value range.

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Business ServicesBusiness Services

Business Services

Selling companies in the business service sector has become an increasingly significant part of what...

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Consumer & RetailConsumer & Retail

Consumer & Retail

The Cavendish consumer group specialises in working with branded business in the retail, consumer go...

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Financial ServicesFinancial Services

Financial Services

Despite the turbulence of recent years there is no doubt that the UK remains a major hub of internat...

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The demands of an ageing population combined with the need to rein in National Health Service budget...

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Industrials is a broad term that covers a range of business sectors, from oil and gas, automotive an...

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Media & Digital TechnologyMedia & Digital Technology

Media & Digital Technology

Media is changing at an extraordinary pace - perhaps faster than any other market sector. Change bri...

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Businesses in the technology sector are focused on delivering progress through innovation - and by i...

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Private EquityPrivate Equity

Private Equity

The Private Equity Group at Cavendish was established to bring focus to what is now a very important...

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Why choose Cavendish?

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Cavendish is the UK’s leading sell-side M&A advisor. That’s all we do: unlike most advisors, we have only ever provided services for vendors of businesses, which means we never face the conflicts of interest that come with acting for both vendors and purchasers.


What we offer

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When you are selling your business, you want the best possible deal structured in the best possible way. Cavendish is uniquely placed to assist business vendors achieve their aims.


What sets us apart?

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As the global economy grows ever more sophisticated and interconnected, it is essential for vendors to be able to draw on specialist knowledge and support if they are to realise full value on the sale of their company.


What our clients say

  • “We have greatly enjoyed working with Cavendish over the past few years. As a family owned business, we definitely needed good advice and we felt very well supported by the team at Cavendish. I...

    Andrew Leigh | Founder and Shareholder of John Ross Junior (Aberdeen) Limited
  • “This new investment and partnership is a very exciting opportunity for myself and our fantastic management team to both consolidate and nurture our existing long-term client relationships as well...

    John Stevenson | CEO ACT Clean
  • 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