The finnCap Cavendish consumer group specialises in working with consumer businesses in the travel & leisure, retail (ecommerce, luxury, D2C) and consumer goods and services sectors.
The team prides itself on its extensive sector knowledge and comprehensive network. Our client led approach is around building long-term, strategic and deep relationships, which are combined with intensive periods where we complete transactional mandates.
Being able to prove the appeal of the consumer proposition is often key to unlocking value, particularly by showing that consumers trust a brand or the business and associate it with certain values. An important skill, which we believe we are very good at, is conveying and presenting that value, so our clients, or the purchasers of our clients, understand what consumers love about it – and how this will ultimately translate into turnover, profit and value.
Orlebar Brown and Margaret Dabbs transactions are two good examples where the value achieved by finnCap Cavendish was as a direct result of our ability to communicate the strength of the businesses and their brand values to buyers.
The Consumer team has significant experience in advising its clients (who are entrepreneurs, business founders, management teams and institutional financial owners) through the variety of funding, exit and capital options, while always working to deliver our client’s ambitions.
The Consumer team will advise its clients on: selling businesses; buying businesses; and raising debt or equity – in both the private and the public markets.
Cavendish advised Margaret Dabbs London on sale of minority holding to Best World International
Cavendish Corporate Finance, the UK’s leading sell-side mid-market M&A firm, has advised premium, direct-to-consumer, British beauty brand Margaret Dabbs London on the sale of a minority holding to Best World International.
Founded in 2004, Margaret Dabbs London is recognised as the go-to place for feet and hand treatments around the world. It has established a total of nine clinics throughout the UK, and for internationally in the Middle East and Spain.
Recent deals for Consumer
Mindful Chef Limited
Piper Private Equity
Neilson Active Holidays
Jollyes Retail Group
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.
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 has been achieved. In the current market the result you have delivered is exceptional.
It was a great pleasure to work with the Cavendish team again having originally worked with them when we sold Naked Wines to Majestic Wine in 2015. John, Rebecca and the team rigorously assessed the market to find the right new owner for a business with dedicated staff and suppliers and the right deal to achieve Naked’s goal of realising capital and simplifying the business.
“Jonathan, thank you to you and your team for your tremendous support and wise counsel during the process. You kept a calm head throughout and successfully charted a course to bring us to this great conclusion. David, the team and I are all delighted with the outcome as we now join forces with Cafento to build the brand to even greater heights. I would highly recommend your services!”
Does exactly what it says on the tin… You should choose your advisors very carefully, based on personality (could I work with them) and importantly their past performance. The best testimonial I could ever give to Jonathan at Cavendish is that I had the best team to support and advise me and my management team and I would definitely use them again! If you choose to work with them you really won’t be disappointed – but hurry though, they are seriously good, so don’t miss out, call them today!
During the lengthy negotiations with Schneider Electric, we received the full attention of Cavendish’s experienced and dedicated deal team. They helped us navigate through a process that was new to us but familiar to Schneider and remained focussed on the commercial terms of the transaction throughout. Working with Cavendish, we have secured a terrific deal for shareholders and one which will be transformational for the business.” John Joseph, Chairman and founder, GET Group Plc.
“The team at Cavendish went far beyond what was expected, supporting us through the entire fundraising process. I am certain that the deal with Piper would never have completed in the time frame without their help.”
Jonathan, thank you for all your help, sound advice and hard work over the last year. You very skilfully guided us through a challenging process. As well as a fantastic exit for some very happy shareholders, there is no doubt in my mind that Orlebar Brown has ended up in the right place. Your patience was rewarded!
“Cavendish worked hard and achieved an excellent result for stakeholders. I would certainly recommend their services.”
“The Cavendish team did an excellent job and provided expert advice throughout the transaction and most importantly ensured the deal crossed the line. I am pleased that Jollyes has passed into experienced hands and I truly believe the business has an exciting future ahead.”
“Thank you guys, brilliant work!! Thanks to your advice, the company was well prepared and it all came together very quickly at the end, excellently handled by you and your team. A cracking result for all the OKA shareholders!”
“I’d like to thank Jonathan Buxton and his team for doing a great job in selling Cotswold Collections to Rockpool and completing the deal announced today.
We all appreciate the hard work that was put in by each member of the team to make the deal happen and help us through all the tricky parts of the negotiation, whilst it was very frustrating at times we got there in the end! Well done!”
Over the years we have had numerous suitors, but the wise guidance of Jonathan and Howard at Cavendish, surely the most astute of advisors for the selling of luxury businesses, has always been there to help us determine the most fitting acquirers. Their understanding of my belief, that to own New &Lingwood, is only a temporary curatorship of this unique company, and their appreciation of the psychological pride of this curatorship, puts Cavendish in a class of its own. This requires a special brand of understanding, rarely found today in the relationship between a seller and his advisor. What we have NOT sold, and which has no price that can be quantified, is the deep and far-reaching friendships that I have gained through my association with Howard and Jonathan.
At this critical stage in the business it has been important that we make all of the right decisions along the way and appointing Cavendish was one of these key decisions. We have worked with very professional and motivated individuals in Jonathan and Duncan on various stages of the process. We look forward to working with the Cavendish team again as our business develops toward our ultimate goals.
“Thanks to the team at Cavendish who ran a thorough, professional and timely process enabling this acquisition to happen at the right time and value for all concerned.’’
This is a great outcome for both the shareholders and the ongoing management team. The closer we have got to Vestey the more we have seen how they share the same values as Donald Russell, which bodes well for the future. It was very impressive to see how Cavendish handled the auction process and used their international network to talk directly with purchasers around the world. You stayed with us every step of the way and made sure that the sale moved ahead despite all the obstacles, so thank you!