Financial Services

The UK is a major hub of international finance with an evolving and growing financial services industry. The FS landscape remains one of shifting dynamics, with opportunities presenting themselves for those who can offer better customer acquisition and retention and/or improved cost control and efficiency. By focusing on innovation or specialist expertise, niche operators are still able to penetrate consumer and SME markets, once almost exclusively the domain of the larger incumbents.

On the other side, strategic players, often encumbered with legacy technology platforms, are increasingly aware that the buy vs build valuation favours the former over the latter as they often lack the ability to bring new products or systems to market.

Cavendish has a strong record in selling a whole range of entrepreneurial FS businesses including those dedicated to insurance, payments, consumer finance, specialist lending and support services into the wider FS space. Our team is in regular contact with major UK and overseas FS companies as well as both generalist and FS-focused private equity houses. We understand well their acquisition aspirations and future strategic plans.


Cavendish advised on the sale of Sentenial Group & Nuapay

Cavendish, part of financial advisory firm finnCap Group plc, is pleased to announce it has advised on the sale of Sentenial Group and its open banking brand Nuapay, a leading end-to-end payments platform specialised in account-2-account transactions, to EML Payments, an Australian-listed payments technology company for €108 million.

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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.

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Ben Goldring

Partner & Head of Financial Services

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James Folger

Associate Director

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Lloyd Evans

Senior Analyst

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