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.

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