The Cavendish consumer group specialises in working with branded business in the retail, consumer goods, food, leisure and luxury sectors.
Being able to prove the appeal of a brand is nearly always the key to unlocking value, particularly by showing that consumers trust the brand and associate it with certain values. The important skill, which we believe we are very good at, is conveying the brand to the purchasers, so that they understand what consumers love about it – and how this will ultimately translate into turnover and profit. We will often advise our clients on appropriate consumer research to demonstrate the significant features of a brand such as its widespread recognition, appeal to a particular demographic group or ability to be rolled out into other product categories.
Orlebar Brown and Margaret Dabbs transactions are two good examples where the value achieved by Cavendish was a direct result of our ability to communicate the strength of the brand to buyers.
We also have a strong record of advising, and achieving excellent prices for, businesses such as Seafood Holdings, where the business has a brand which is well known to its business customers rather than direct consumer sales.
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
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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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.