On graduating from University College London with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Computer Science, Joe began his career by starting a software republishing firm before merging this business with his family engineering firm where, as Chief Executive, he used this foundation to build a broad based Industrial Technology group comprising Software distribution, Nanotechnology, Defence & Aerospace, Lighting Controls and Energy management businesses. The group was floated in 2004 on AIM as Polaron plc.
In late 2006, Joe appointed Cavendish to sell Polaron and the company was sold in early 2007 to Cooper Industries, a Fortune 500 US Industrials group. He became global head of Cooper Controls and was a founder member of Cooper’s businesswide Technology Council.
Joe joined Cavendish in 2010 as a Partner and whilst he specialises in the Technology, Software and Industrial sectors, he has also been involved in transactions in Chemicals, Aviation, Healthcare and Financial Services sectors.
He offers a unique insight into the Cavendish business sale process having worked as both client and advisor. He was appointed Managing Partner in 2013.
Cavendish introduced us to GE and managed the negotiation and coordinated the transaction due diligence. Their involvement was instrumental to the deal being successful.Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Lightech
“Thank you to the Cavendish team for your unwavering support throughout this process. Finding a strategic overseas partner to allow me to realise my global ambition was my number one aim, and this...Margaret Dabbs | Founder & CEO, Margaret Dabbs London
“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