Welcome to Cavendish Corporate Finance.

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.

Our clients include private companies, financial institutions and fully listed public companies, across a diverse range of sectors. We typically manage transactions in the £10 million to £300 million value range – the ‘mid-market’.

Since our foundation in 1988, we’ve built unrivalled specialist expertise in managing the sales process. In order that we can identify the most appropriate purchaser for our clients business, Cavendish is a member of Oaklins, the world's most experienced mid-market M&A advisor.

About us

Oaklins trusted senior specialists are entrepreneurs that have the skills and experience to ensure the best results for our clients, whether at home or abroad. Oaklins has closed over 1,500 deals in the past 5 years and to ensure the best results, always involve industry specialists, take a global view and leverage deep local connections.

Oaklins members are here to listen, to understand, and support you every step of the way – to make your deal happen.

Cavendish has won numerous prestigious accolades at leading industry awards ceremonies over the past decade. In 2016 we have won 8 awards including Corporate Finance Boutique of the Year (ACQ5), Best mid-market M&A Advisor (AI Private Equity Awards) and Mid-Market Achievement Award (CV Magazine).

To ensure we identify the best possible potential purchasers, Cavendish is a member of Oaklins – the world’s most experienced mid-market M&A advisor.  Oaklins firms have closed over 1,500 deals in the past 5 years.  Every step of the way, we put clients first.







Awards & Accolades

Cavendish Corporate Finance is the UK’s leading independent firm advising exclusively on sell side M&A to mid-market companies, and we are consistently recognised for the quality of our service.

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