Sell-side M&A

The UK’s award-winning, leading sell side M&A advisory team at Cavendish has extensive experience managing the entire sales process.

We offer:

Industry sector expertise

Sector dedicated teams provide specialist and informed advice. Senior-level partners work on all our deals with regular communication with clients.

Pre-sale support

We offer invaluable pre-sale planning advice to enhance the attractiveness of businesses to potential purchasers. At Cavendish we’ve developed a unique Exit Planning process that we put in place between 12 and 36 months before the start of a sale exercise.

Proven track record

We have nearly 30 years of experience and have successfully completed some 600 company sales.

Global coverage

Cavendish is a member firm of Oaklins – the world’s most experienced mid-market M&A adviser. Oaklins has trusted senior specialists that are entrepreneurs who have the skills and experience to ensure the best results for our clients. With over 1,500 deals closed in the past 5 years Oaklins ensures the best results, always involving industry specialists who take a global view and leverage deep local connections.

Wide client base

As well as advising owners of private companies, Cavendish frequently advises major public companies and leading financial institutions. We have worked with nearly all of the major private equity houses in the UK.

Winners of eight industry awards in 2017, including Corporate Finance Boutique of the Year and UK Mid-Market M&A Advisory Firm of the Year at the ACQ Global Awards, Mid-Market Business Disposals Advisory Firm of the Year in England at the CorporateINTL Global Awards, the Cavendish team has a 30-year track record of delivering successful sales across technology, business services, consumer/retail, financial services, industrials and healthcare sectors.

Over the last three financial years the team has advised businesses with an enterprise value between £10 million and £300 million.

As part of Oaklins, over 1,500 deals have been completed in the past five years.

Exit planning 

Preparation is key to implementing operational improvements, positioning your business in an optimal manner, making the transaction as smooth as possible and achieving the best transaction outcome for you. 

We’ve developed an Exit Strategy & Planning process that we put in place 6 to 36 months before the start of a sale exercise. 

Over the past 30 years we’ve honed, and refined this process, based upon our extensive experience of over 600 transactions.

 Exit Strategy & Planning key output: 

  • Strategic, operational and management plans developed 
  • Positioning the business to optimally position when marketing commences 
  • Positioning the business to fit potential buyer group strategies, including assessing potential synergies 
  • Due diligence and legal planning 
  • Management coaching

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