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M&A Driving the Fortune of the Fortune 500

Posted on October 26, 2015 By in Blog

The latest report from Deloitte shows that mergers and acquisitions are playing a key role in sustaining a company’s position on the Fortune 500 list. The study hypothesises that Fortune 500 dealmaking activity has come about as companies on the list increasingly compare the risk and return of a perspective M&A deal against the odds of delivering value via other strategies (e.g. investing in-house in innovation to develop a new product or deploying resources to build “greenfield” capabilities in a new market) and, activity levels suggest that in many cases, pursuing M&A has shown to be a better bet.

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Funding Hindering the Growth of Northern Businesses, could M&A provide the answer?

Posted on October 23, 2015 By in Blog

Last week, a roundtable was held in Manchester at Sci-tech Daresbury, home to over 100 tech companies, to discuss how the North can innovate to achieve growth.

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Benchmark International plans China expansion following success in Europe and America

Posted on October 22, 2015 By in Blog

Benchmark International has set out an ambitious, two-year strategy to expand new business into China.

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BENCHMARK INTERNATIONAL COMPLETES SALE OF OMEGA TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS TO CERTIVE SOLUTIONS INC.

Posted on October 22, 2015 By in Deal completions

International M&A specialist, Benchmark International, has successfully negotiated the sale of Omega Technology Solutions to publically-traded Certive Solutions Inc.

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BENCHMARK INTERNATIONAL COMPLETES SALE OF ADVANTONE INC TO INTELEPEER HOLDINGS INC.

Posted on October 22, 2015 By in Deal completions

International M&A specialist, Benchmark International, has successfully negotiated the sale of Advantone Inc. to IntelePeer Holdings Inc.

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The Triad of Problems Slowing the Growth of UK Private Businesses

Posted on October 21, 2015 By in Blog

British businesses are booming and the private sector now comprises an astonishing 5.2m companies. Of this 5.2m, only 2,000 companies are publicly listed, leaving the vast majority in private hands.

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M&A Matchmaking: “It’s Not Just About Scale, it’s About Certainty”

Posted on October 20, 2015 By in Blog

The FT has been tracking the recent wave of M&As within the food & beverage sector, looking for a common denominator in these deals. However, the FT argues that instead of the motivation to ‘scale’ acting as the catalyst for an acquisition, these deals have been motivated by a longer-term ambition – the certainty of the company’s future success.

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Booming M&A Activity Across Sectors Continues Puts Global Deal Making on Track to Reach an All-Time Record in 2015

Posted on October 19, 2015 By in Blog

M&A activity in the third quarter of 2015 saw deal making achieve more than $1tn. This, with a combined value of mergers and acquisition over the past 9 months shows a 32% increase (compared to last year’s period) to £3.17tn. This puts global deal making on track to reach an all-time record in 2015, suggesting there is no better time to sell.

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Foreign Investment Up All Round: Mergers Put UK Top of FDI Table For First Time Since 1977

Posted on October 19, 2015 By in Blog

Provisional figures from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development show that the UK received more inward investment than any other nation last year. This puts the UK at the top of the foreign direct investment (FDI) table for the first time since 1977, with a large part of this FDI coming from merger and acquisition activity.

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M&A Frenzy

Posted on October 8, 2015 By in Blog

According to analysts, a mergers and acquisitions frenzy is sweeping the UK. This follows a surge of M&A activity in the gambling sector that has seen a number of significant deals completed, including a £2.3bn deal between Ladbrookes and Gala Coral in July, and a £6bn merger of Betfair and Paddy Power in August. In total, between January and August this year, there have been more takeovers and mergers in the UK gambling sector than in any other country in the world.

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Confidence Breeds M&A Buoyancy

Posted on October 7, 2015 By in Blog

At the start of 2015 the level of global deal making passed $3 trillion, 0.7% shy of the record set in 2007. Research by KPMG has found that the activity shows no sign of slowing as predictions have already been made surrounding global M&A topping $3.4 trillion by 2017. An increase of 26% based on the results from 2015.

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Milestone Operations Acquired By Staffline

Posted on October 6, 2015 By in Blog

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the successful sale of Milestone Operations to Nottingham-headquartered recruitment firm Staffline Group.

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