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Managed Fleet Services acquired by The Davies Group

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the successful sale of Managed Fleet Services Limited (MFSL) to The Davies Group for an undisclosed sum.

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Blood is Thicker than Water: Exiting Family Business

According to PwC’s latest Global Family Business Survey, only 16% of the 2,378 businesses interviewed had a documented succession plan in place.  It is particularly important for those involved in a family business to consider an exit strategy at the earliest possible stage, especially as the Business Families Foundation reports that only 13% of family businesses make it to the third generation.

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Safety & Technical Hydraulics Limited acquired by ATR Group

Benchmark International has advised on the successful sale of Safety & Technical Hydraulics Limited (Safety & Technical) to ATR Group (ATR) for an undisclosed sum.

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UK Budget July 2015: What this means for your business

Posted on July 10, 2015 By in Budget + Business + UK + Uncategorized

"The British economy I report on today is fundamentally stronger than it was five years ago. We're growing faster than any other major advanced economy. Our businesses have created two million more jobs" – these were the words from Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, as he gave the first Conservative Budget since May’s General Election victory.

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Top tips for preparing to sell your IT business

Posted on July 10, 2015 By in Blog + British + Business + Facebook + IT + Oculus

Oculus, the virtual subsidiary of Facebook, has purchased British firm Surreal Vision as part of a drive to acquire virtual reality-focused businesses. The team at Surreal Vision is said to be moving to Washington to work at the Oculus lab. So how do small IT businesses get on the radar of the bigger companies if their owners have acquisition on their mind? Here are some top tips for you if you are considering selling your IT business and want to ensure that you attract the best buyers.

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The Canopy Company acquired by Acme Facilities Group

Benchmark International has advised on the successful sale of The Canopy Company Limited (The Canopy Company) to Acme Facilities Group Limited (Acme Group) for an undisclosed sum.

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Record month at Benchmark International

June saw Benchmark International complete a record month, generating in excess of $11 million (£7 million) in actual company revenue, across 14 deals completed. The combined transaction values totalling in excess of $360 million (£235 million).

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Deal values rise despite a drop in merger and acquisition volumes

A report recently released by Experian has indicated that the volume of merger and acquisition transactions across the UK, Europe, USA and Asia Pacific region dropped by 8% in April 2015. The total number of deals fell from 1,838 in March of this year, to 1,787 in April.

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Building your business and getting the most out of deal values

It was Steve Jobs of Apple who once said: "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it."

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Benchmark International wins the ‘International Mid-Market Corporate Finance Advisory of the Year’ award for a second year running

In recognition of recent efforts, Benchmark International is the proud recipient of the ‘International – Mid-Market Corporate Finance Advisory of the Year’ award for a second year running at the ACQ Global Awards 2015.

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Benchmark International winner at AI M&A Awards

Benchmark International is delighted to announce it has been named winner of the AI M&A Awards ‘Best for Acquisition Strategy 2015 - UK’ at the Acquisition International Awards 2015.

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Industry Outlook: Telecommunications

Posted on July 2, 2015 By in Blog

As digital technology has changed the way in which the UK population communicates, the telecommunications industry has had to adapt and diversify its services to remain relevant.

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