Cavendish Global Announces Launch of Cavendish Capital Markets



October 24, 2018

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) — Cavendish Global, the New York-based community of family offices, foundations, impact investors, philanthropists, and select early and mid-stage companies, announced today the official launch of Cavendish Capital Markets.  This latest addition to the Cavendish network will provide a unique suite of services to both impact investors and Cavendish Innovation Partners, early and mid-stage companies, which have been established to expedite the commercialization of potentially transformational innovations confronting some of the world’s most pressing challenges. To that end, Cavendish Capital Markets will provide Innovation Partners with expertise from a broad range of highly accomplished leaders in the areas of due diligence counseling, pre-marketing consulting, compliance assurance and the facilitation of transactions in private placement. 

“We are launching this new opportunity for Cavendish members to build upon Cavendish Global’s five-year track record of being directly responsible for the allocation of hundreds of millions of dollars into companies providing groundbreaking, innovative and impactful solutions addressing wide areas of unmet need,” said Cavendish Global Chairman, J. Michael Moffat. “The addition of the bespoke services of Cavendish Capital Markets will serve to significantly improve and substantially streamline the notoriously difficult path to the marketplace by fully preparing and carefully guiding innovative companies to ultimate success.”

Cavendish Capital Markets Managing Partner Paul Kent added: “While such success has organically occurred within Cavendish Global, the Capital Markets business formalizes the consulting and placement processes, significantly expanding the Cavendish network’s abilities to properly identify, guide, fund and deliver impactful solutions to the world, in a fully compliant and regulated environment. Building on Cavendish’s robust internal data and selection process, we will continue to support the top innovators and address impact investors’ agendas.”

Cavendish Capital Markets brings together impact investors and Innovation Partners through an aligned process facilitated within a proprietary investment network, actively chaperoning and facilitating the investment and placement process, and closing transactions through a fully-integrated, automated back-end system. In the process, companies complete a full Capital Markets due diligence, pre-marketing and data room review — diminishing barriers to investment, while affording greater transparency and efficiency in the discovery and placement process, for both innovators and investors.

Prompted by requests from Cavendish members for an in-network service, aligning impact investors and Innovation Partners, the addition of this unique component to the Cavendish network was conceived by its Principals, Thomas McKenzie and Paul Kent. 

“There is an unmet need for this kind of service.” said McKenzie. “Our Innovation Partners regularly ask how and where they can conduct facilitated capital raising activities. In some instances, these companies require additional preparation, before even moving to raise mode. Cavendish Capital Markets completes our ability to fully assist innovators from mind to marketplace, while providing our investors with diverse, but most importantly, investment-grade opportunities.”

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About Cavendish Capital Markets, Inc.

Cavendish Capital Markets (CCM) launched in October 2018 as a result of the merger of Idlewood Capital Partners into the Cavendish network. Idlewood Capital founder and CEO, Paul Kent, brings to Cavendish over 27 years of experience in the financial services industry, at firms including Jefferies & Co., B. Riley & Co., Merriman & Co., Gleacher Securities and Pali Capital. 

CCM brings together impact investors and investment opportunities together through an aligned process facilitated within the proprietary CCM Investment Network, working in collaboration with the greater Cavendish community and its resources. CCM, together with Cavendish Global, employs a unique data set and selection criteria to identify the leading innovators, then ensures completion of all pre-marketing activities and the establishment of a secure data room and investment profile. CCM delivers greater transparency and efficiency into the discovery and placement process, for both innovators and investors.

Cavendish Capital Markets Principals will be available to meet during the upcoming J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, Calif., January 7-10, 2019, at our offices in the Citigroup Center, and will be in attendance at the 19th Cavendish Global BioHealth Impact Forum in San Francisco, Calif., February 7, 2019. Schedule a meeting here.

Cavendish Capital Markets, Inc. is an affiliate of Weild & Co., a member of FINRA and SIPC. Company information can be viewed at For more information, please email Paul Kent at  

About Cavendish Global

Cavendish Global is a peer-to-peer community of individually-selected innovators, together with over 200 leading family offices, philanthropists, foundations and impact investors; key opinion leaders and renown institutional partners that share a passion for well-conceived impact investing, sustainable philanthropy and delivering transformative impact. The Cavendish network provides the resources for innovators to advance their impactful work from mind to marketplace — through connectivity, consulting services, access to key opinion leaders and capital opportunities. Cavendish will be hosting its 19th Global BioHealth Impact Forum in San Francisco, Calif., February 7, 2019.

Learn more about the 2019 San Francisco Forum and request an invitation at

For further information, contact:
Ian Kenyon
Senior Vice President, Cavendish Global