Business Support Services
Selling companies in the business service sector has always been a significant part of what we do at Cavendish. It is a dynamic sector where mid-market companies can take on much bigger players and by winning market share create a platform which is attractive to strategic acquirers or for further investment.
The spectrum of business-to-business services is broad, covering operations as diverse as recruiting personnel, managing properties, delivering IT services, offering facilities management or fulfilling the public sector’s outsourced requirements.
Cavendish covers the full scope of business services and understands the sensitivities of extracting value in a deal context from customer contracts and relationships, technology enabled workflows and cross-selling opportunities. We do everything we can to leverage our expertise, inside knowledge and experience to get you – the seller – the best possible deal.
Cavendish advises leading pensions services firm, Inside Pensions on sale to active wealth specialists, ZEDRA
Sale represents the next stage of growth for Inside Pensions, founded in 2008 by a mother and son team, which now supports pension trustees overseeing combined assets of £130bn
Cavendish Corporate Finance has advised the shareholders of Inside Pensions, the largest independent pensions executive support provider in the UK on its sale to international active wealth, global expansion and fund services firm ZEDRA.
Recent deals for Business Services
Debt Advisory | Private Equity
Castik Capital & Abry Partners
AdEPT Technology Group plc
Vivid Economics Ltd, Planetrics Ltd
McKinsey & Company
Meet our experts
Cavendish’s success is based on the wealth of experience of our people. We have a team of professionals with expertise across a wide variety of sectors, deal sizes, and transaction types.
“The finnCap Cavendish team were exceptional from start to finish on our deal, helping us to prepare meticulously for the process, identifying a group of highly strategic buyers and negotiating a fantastic deal for our Shareholders. We would thoroughly recommend them to any owners considering an exit.”
“Cavendish has a great brand and great people, and from the moment the appointment was made, we knew we were in safe hands. The Cavendish team of Andrew, Steve and Paris delivered the right advice at all times. The strength of their international reach brought parties to the table including ZEDRA who we would never have found ourselves and who saw the potential in our business and our team. Cavendish controlled the process and the negotiations throughout. They also understood how we felt as founders to be selling a business we had built over 12 years. Many thanks once again to the Cavendish team – I would highly recommend them.”
“Thank you to John and your fantastic team at FinnCap Cavendish for your unwavering support, dedication, work ethic and belief in Xexec’s mission. John, Mike and Sam were instrumental in bringing the deal to a successful completion and provided invaluable guidance throughout the process.
We look forward to our new partnership with the Castik and Abry teams who are the ideal partners as we continue to expand our business and pursue the next phase of our strategy.”
‘The finnCapCavendish team were great to work with, they took time to listen, properly understand our objectives and tailored the process to get a fantastic result for us. They really understood the value drivers in the ICT sector and had access to all the key buyers for our business, they were able to efficiently manage the sale process maintaining the great relationship we’d built we Adept as our preferred buyer.’
“Thank you to Jon, Steph and Chirag for their tireless efforts in recent months. Jon offered invaluable leadership and strategic advice, while Chirag and Steph provided diligent and supportive guidance throughout. They also behaved throughout as one would expect friends and confidants to act, which is very helpful in a confidential situation. We were delighted with the result and very, very pleased to have had the three of them as our team.”
“This deal represents a fantastic opportunity for our investors to support an established and well managed business with an excellent reputation in the facilities management sector. We are delighted with the debt financing package arranged by finnCap, which was a critical element to the completion of the transaction. We were extremely pleased with how the process was managed by the finnCap Debt Advisory Team, which provided us with optionality to select the most appropriate banking partner for CMS.”
“It was a great pleasure to work with the Cavendish team once again. Having successfully worked together on the sale of our Payroll business in 2018, Cavendish were our natural choice of advisors. The team demonstrated a deep understanding of the sector and provided sound and trusted advice throughout the process.
We are confident the business will continue to flourish under IRIS Software Group’s ownership, further developing and delivering our market-leading software to new markets, and we look forward to working together during this next chapter.”
“I am very grateful to Joe Stelzer and the Cavendish team for their efforts in managing this transaction. Express Vending will operate as a standalone business unit while continuing to develop new and innovative product offerings. The Cavendish team were hands-on and provided invaluable advice throughout the process and ultimately achieved a successful outcome for all shareholders.”
“The Cavendish team, led by James Ellis, were extremely hands on and left no stone unturned, supporting and guiding me and the management team through all aspects of the transaction with the upmost professionalism. I would have no hesitation in recommending Cavendish to anyone wishing to sell their business.”
“The Cavendish Team – led by Andrew Jeffs – offered a fantastic service and were instrumental in making the deal happen.
A great result was achieved for all parties. We would certainly recommend them to other business owners looking to achieve an exit.”
We greatly enjoyed working with Cavendish who immediately understood our objectives for the sale of the business and provided us with sound advice throughout the whole process. In IRIS, Cavendish identified a firm that can develop Star’s market-leading software and integrate it into its current, extensive offering to top UK accountancy firms, financial institutions, businesses and public sector bodies. We are confident that the business will flourish under its new ownership.
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