Cavu Coporate Finance

Deep understanding of the private equity market

Experts in strategic positioning and selling to large corporate buyers

Local Advice, International Reach

Maximising Shareholder Value

About Us

Cavu CF (“Cavu”) is an award-winning independent corporate finance advisory business. We have a demonstrable track record and pride ourselves in achieving exceptional outcomes for our clients.

Our service range focuses on corporate acquisitions, corporate disposals, private equity, development capital, debt advisory disposals, as well as providing strategic advice to clients.

Cavu CF has a profound understanding and network base in the private equity markets, excellent networks with UK and Overseas corporate acquirers and unparalleled support from leading industrial experts who provide sector insight for our clients.


The business was founded by Shawn Bone, with the principal focus to provide robust, independent, bespoke advice to Cavu’s clients. With offices in Newcastle and Leeds (headed by Stephen Moore) Cavu’s main focus is on the North of England, but we have clients right across the UK. We also have alliances with corporate finance houses worldwide to assist with international projects. The senior team comprising of Shawn and Stephen have over 50 years combined experience in the corporate finance market.

Our Services

Our main services include, inter alia, working with private equity investors on acquisitions and sales, raising of development capital, company sales and acquisitions, buy out / buy ins, M&A support, debt advisory and exit planning and strategy.

Our Clients

Our clients include entrepreneurs and owners, shareholders in private companies, mid-cap listed businesses, management teams and private equity investors. As our sole focus is to provide independent, high quality corporate finance advice for our clients. We are not conflicted in any way, unlike many multi-disciplinary firms.

Cavu led the deal for us from start to finish, securing the optimum investment solution and structuring the deal to meet our deal objectives. We would have no hesitation recommending them to any other business looking to raise private equity or development capital.

Lee Hartley, CEO, Fairstone Group

We were delighted that Shawn Bone from Cavu Corporate Finance led and structured the deal for J&B. Their advice and knowledge of the development capital market was invaluable and enabled us to secure £7.5m equity for our growth plans from BGF.

Vikki Jackson-Smith, MD, J&B Recycling

Cavu are first class at providing robust, senior led, independent advice. I'd have no problem recommending Stephen and his team to any entrepreneurs who need Corporate Finance advice or help.

Matt Lowe, CEO, LNT Group

I am very grateful to the Cavu Corporate Finance team - they spent time understanding our business and listening to what we wanted from a deal and that was important to me

Neil Armstrong, CEO, Fastflow Group

The service provided by the Cavu team was exceptional – they took the time to understand our business and listened to what Nick and I wanted from the deal, and pursued what was in the best interest of Kykloud and its Shareholders.

Ed Bartlett, CEO, Kykloud

Our Deals

We primarily target transactions with an Enterprise Value between £2m and £100m.We support smaller transactions between £2m and £10m, where we believe we can add value to a high growth business, and where there is the potential for future equity funding or the business is likely to attract strategic trade buyers.

We are sector agnostic, but have a focus on delivering exceptional outcomes for our clients. We have completed deals across a range of sectors including, but not limited to, industrials, support services, consumer, business services, TMT, financial services, energy and utilities, food and beverages, healthcare and chemicals.