Businesses in the technology sector are focused on delivering progress through innovation – and by its nature the market for tech ventures is constantly evolving.
Technology is often seen in the context of traditional IT such as networks, web services and software development, but the actual scope is far wider. Cutting edge digital economy businesses make up a large part of the sector, but the range of what is considered a technology business does not end at the IT level. There is a significant crossover into other sectors such as healthcare, finance, media, industrials and beyond.
The metrics when marketing tech businesses are complex. In fact, the market shifts almost as fast as the technologies themselves.
Valuations are rarely driven by profits alone; pricing for technology-based businesses depend on revenue, the quality of the tech stock, partnership and customer lists, barriers to entry, peer group activity and more.
At Cavendish, our strength comes from our understanding of the valuation dynamics of the different sub-sectors.
Technology is global, it knows no geographical boundaries, so the worldwide reach of Oaklins is a winning card we are happy to play on behalf of our clients.
Cavendish advises the shareholders of Systal Technology Solutions on a minority investment from Inflexion
Cavendish Corporate Finance, the UK’s leading mid-market M&A firm and part of the finnCap Group, has advised Systal on the sale of a minority stake to private equity firm Inflexion, a move that will help the managed network services provider continue to accelerate its international growth.
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“The finnCap Cavendish team were exceptional from start to finish on our deal, helping us to prepare meticulously for the process, identifying a group of highly strategic buyers and negotiating a fantastic deal for our Shareholders. We would thoroughly recommend them to any owners considering an exit.”
“Thank you to John and your fantastic team at FinnCap Cavendish for your unwavering support, dedication, work ethic and belief in Xexec’s mission. John, Mike and Sam were instrumental in bringing the deal to a successful completion and provided invaluable guidance throughout the process.
We look forward to our new partnership with the Castik and Abry teams who are the ideal partners as we continue to expand our business and pursue the next phase of our strategy.”
‘The finnCapCavendish team were great to work with, they took time to listen, properly understand our objectives and tailored the process to get a fantastic result for us. They really understood the value drivers in the ICT sector and had access to all the key buyers for our business, they were able to efficiently manage the sale process maintaining the great relationship we’d built we Adept as our preferred buyer.’
“Thank you to Jon, Steph and Chirag for their tireless efforts in recent months. Jon offered invaluable leadership and strategic advice, while Chirag and Steph provided diligent and supportive guidance throughout. They also behaved throughout as one would expect friends and confidants to act, which is very helpful in a confidential situation. We were delighted with the result and very, very pleased to have had the three of them as our team.”
“Cavendish understood our ambitions from day one and went to great lengths to understand the minutiae of the business in order to effectively position the investment proposition as it evolved throughout the transaction. Cavendish were not just an advisor but a true partner to the Systal team throughout the process all the way through to completion.”
“The Cavendish team of Jon, Chris, Chirag and Soben steered the process from start to finish and were instrumental in bringing this transaction to a successful conclusion with the right partner in the form of Naviga. The sale of Miles 33 to Naviga marked a successful exit for the financial investors and provides management with a larger platform to grow the business.”
“We are delighted to have secured this transformational funding. The open market does not serve everyone and the funding enables us to provide a choice to many more sellers. We would also like to thank Jon, Ben, Steph for their efforts – they provided invaluable advice and hands-on support throughout the process, providing us with a trusted advisor that saw the transaction through to completion.”
In Thomson Reuters, we found a strategic buyer that shares our commitment to the rule of law. We have a proven track record of enabling the courts’ digital transformation of the UK. We are optimistic that with Thomson Reuters global footprint we will be able to help courts around the world to continue to operate effectively and efficiently into the future.
We’d also like to place on record a huge thank you to Jon, Sam and the Cavendish team. From identifying Pelican Capital through to providing advice and support throughout the due diligence process, Cavendish deserve a great deal of credit for delivering the fundraise in an exceptionally challenging environment.
“On behalf of the shareholders, we’d like to thank Cavendish for their advice, tireless work ethic and professionalism throughout the process. Jon, Mike and the team were instrumental in achieving a fantastic result for both the shareholders and the company, as we embark on our exciting next phase of growth with a new investor. We knew we had chosen the right partner in Cavendish and you did not let us down.”
On behalf of all the shareholders of Rapidata I would like to thank Jon, Nathan and the Cavendish team for their advice, guidance and unwavering determination throughout the sale process. We are all delighted with the outcome and are very pleased that we put our trust in Cavendish. You have exceeded our expectations on all fronts having not only achieved a successful outcome for all shareholders but a great home for the business moving forward.
It is rare these days to offer unconditional praise and absolute endorsement but, in this case, it is truly justified. We would all wholeheartedly recommend Cavendish to other business owners looking to achieve an exit. Well done and thanks again.
Thank you to Jon and the Cavendish team for a great job advising us throughout the sale process. Cavendish provided invaluable guidance and were hands-on from start to finish, advising us on many complexities along the way. We achieved a great outcome and their efforts were appreciated by both shareholders and management.