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Howard Leigh

Cavendish Corporate Finance

London, UK

Senior Partner

Cavendish Corporate Finance

Howard Leigh
Biography
As the Senior Treasurer of the Conservative Party, Howard Leigh sits in the House of Lords and regularly speaks about matters relating to business, finance and tax. He chairs a number of local, national and international charities and is still active as the Senior Partner of Cavendish Corporate Finance, which he started in 1988 and continues to specialize in sell side M & A advice for SMEs.

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05 Dec 2017
Lord Leigh of Hurley's contribution to the Trade & Customs policy debate

We have heard today of the importance of our trading relationship with the EU. Indeed, as a bloc it is our most significant trading partner, with some £236 billion of exports in 2016.Why then, many have asked, would we destroy that by leaving the customs union—which we will? To this I say two things, which form the basis of my speech today. The first is that we must reject the premise of the question: we are not seeking to destroy that trade. It is in no one’s interests that we erect trade tariff barriers, so we must all remind ourselves that we start with the building blocks of free movement of goods. We must, as these two papers say, simply make the case to avoid protectionism and maintain low or no tariffs, which, I hope, will lead to mutual gain for us all.  The second is to encourage more dynamic thinking on how we plan our trade policy.

05 Dec 2017
Financial News London
Predictions were wrong: Brexit is not hurting the UK’s M&A market

Lord Leigh of Hurley writes: "Doomsday scenarios have not come to pass, now the government must ensure the good momentum continues...In the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote there were some dire predictions by consultants and experts that forecast Brexit would lead to a tail off in mergers and acquisitions activity and investment.  It had seemed these were likely to come true when there was a post EU referendum lull in dealmaking and Britain fell out of the top five most favourable destinations for companies to invest last year in rankings by accountancy firm EY..."

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Howard Leigh’s Background

Senior Partner
Jul 2016 - Present
London, UK
Cavendish is the UK's leading independent firm advising exclusively on sell side M&A to mid-market companies. Since being founded in 1988 the firm has gone on to advise some 500 company sales. Clients include private companies, financial institutions and fully listed public companies with transactions ranging from £10 million to £200 million.
Founding Director
May 1988 - Jun 2016
London, UK
Cavendish is the UK's leading independent firm advising exclusively on sell side M&A to mid-market companies. Since being founded in 1988 the firm has gone on to advise some 500 company sales. Clients include private companies, financial institutions and fully listed public companies with transactions ranging from £10 million to £200 million.
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Other Business Interests

Advisory Board
Mar 2017 - Present
London, UK
Metro Bank PLC is a retail bank founded in 2010 by Vernon Hill, the first high street bank to open in the UK in over 100 years.
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Blue Inc
Non Executive Director
Jan 2015 - Present
London, UK
Blue Inc is a UK based retailer with an expanding online business, currently operating from over 100 stores throughout the UK providing affordable fashion with unique designs in Menswear, Womenswear and Boyswear.
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Howard Leigh’s Education

Economics
1977 - 1980
Economics
1972 - 1977