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Private equity buyers a viable option for business owners considering a sale

Posted on February 26, 2014 By in Blog


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Dry Powder reaches $1 trillion – Middle-market business owners set to benefit

Posted on February 19, 2014 By in Blog

According to leading alternative assets industry data and intelligence provider Prequin, ‘dry powder’, typically defined as capital that has been committed to investment organisations which generally has to be invested within 7 years, has now reached record levels and is estimated to be just over $1 trillion.

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DataMentors receive investment from Brook Venture Partners

Posted on February 14, 2014 By in Deal completions

Tampa-based, full-service data quality, data management and business intelligence provider, DataMentors LLC (, has received investment from Wakefield, MA-based private equity firm Brook Venture Partners (, along with co-investors Bay Capital ( of Providence, RI and Ride’s Crossing Capital ( of Wakefield, MA.


Middle-market expected to drive M&A activity in 2014

Posted on February 13, 2014 By in Blog

The middle-market is expected to drive M&A activity through 2014 according to M&A news ( In a poll of M&A professionals including strategic buyers, private equity investors, investment bankers / corporate finance professionals, accountants and other advisers, it was highlighted that middle-market M&A, which saw a flurry of deals in Q4 2013, will accelerate through 2014.

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Benchmark International sponsors UK Mid-Market 2014 private equity event

Posted on February 10, 2014 By in What's happening at Benchmark

Benchmark International was pleased to return for a second successive year as sponsors of the Real Deals UK Mid-Market 2014 private equity event.


Seafood Sales & Service Inc. acquired by Eastern Poultry & Food Distributors

Posted on February 4, 2014 By in Deal completions

Acting on behalf of Seafood Sales & Service, Inc. (“Seafood Sales”) and its shareholders of Jacksonville, Florida, USA, Benchmark International successfully facilitated the sale of the majority stake in Seafood Sales to Eastern Poultry and Food Distributors (“Eastern”).


Preparing a business for sale

Whether a decision has been made to sell a business or not it is always beneficial to consider how a prospective buyer would perceive your business. Viewing the intricacies of your business from an outside perspective is typically the best way to identify areas within your business that could possibly reduce overall value upon an eventual exit.


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