An improving global economy coupled with decreasing uncertainty, large cash reserves and attractive acquisition and investment opportunities saw confidence in M&A return in 2013. A continuation of these factors promises to run through 2014 with increasing competitiveness for opportunities from corporates and private equity acquirers driving deal values back to pre-recession levels.READ MORE >>
2013 will be looked back on as the year when confidence truly returned to the M&A industry. After a slow start, buyers returned to the market in droves in H2 2013, with a strong focus on quality opportunities, backed with unspent cash and driven by pent-up demand.READ MORE >>
Chancellor George Osbourne has presented his 2013 Autumn Statement which, on the whole, can be seen as positive, especially for business owners. Economic growth forecasts have more than doubled from 0.6% to 1.4%, however, the Chancellor was evidently keen to emphasise that there is still a lot of work to be done and achieving a ‘responsible recovery’ will be done through the austerity plan that has granted the results to date.READ MORE >>
Benchmark International has successfully advised the shareholders of Monitor Environmental Limited on the sale of the Company to Laboratories Protec SA, part of Protec Group for an undisclosed sum.
Established over 30 years ago, Monitor Environmental provide a full range of asbestos related services including consultancy, management surveys, refurbishment and demolition surveys, fibre counting, bulk sampling and producing asbestos registers, either as a written report or on an electronic database, and providing asbestos awareness courses.
Established in 1997, the Protec Group is one of leading environmental companies in France. The company is specialized in key environmental issues. Protec’s companies provide an array of services and products: from performing analysis to instrumentation for quick measurements on site to health and hygiene protective equipment.
Benchmark International would like to thank all parties involved and wish them the very best for the future.READ MORE >>