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On the Hunt: Are the Big Pieces of 2015’s M&A Puzzle yet to be Placed?

Posted on November 30, 2015 By in Blog

In a previous post, we discussed the year of the megadeals and explored the motivation behind these acquisitions. Although 2015 has seen historical M&A movement, several big players are still indicating their intentions to undertake the next wave of M&A activity.

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Benchmark International Advises on Sale of Swan Seals Limited to Diploma PLC

Posted on November 25, 2015 By in Uncategorized

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Swan Seals (Aberdeen) Limited (“Swan Seals”) to Diploma PLC.  Established in 2003, Aberdeen-based Swan Seals manufactures and supplies seals and sealing products to a wide range of customers who service the North Sea Oil and Gas industry.


2015 The Year of the Megadeals!

Posted on November 25, 2015 By in Blog

2015 has seen some of the biggest deals in the history of mergers and acquisitions: Coca-Cola, Shell, Visa and many more have all contributed to what is being referred to as “The Year of the Megadeal!”

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Benchmark International Wins 'Rising Star' Award

Alongside our success on behalf of clients, Benchmark International is immensely proud to announce that Roger Forshaw, Associate Director, has won the ‘Rising Star’ award at the annual JCI Manchester Young Talent Awards.


Benchmark International Wins M&A Deal of the Year (Over $250M to $500M) Award

Posted on November 19, 2015 By in Blog + Recognition + #BenchmarkAwards

It is with great pride that Benchmark International announces winning Technology Deal of the Year (Over $250M to $500M) at the 14th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The winners were announced at the annual gala held at The New York Athletic Club in New York on November 17, 2015.


“What next?” More Huge Deals Predicted Before Close of 2015

Posted on November 16, 2015 By in Blog

Several significant deals have been completed across a range of industries this year prompting analysts to predict that there will be more big deals to come before the year is out.

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Benchmark International Completes Sale of XL Graduate Placement to Nicholas Associates Group

Posted on November 11, 2015 By in Blog

Benchmark International is delighted to announce the successful sale of Newcastle based XL Graduate Placement to South Yorkshire headquartered Nicholas Associates Group, in a deal for an undisclosed sum.

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Benchmark International has Successfully Represented a Specialty Marketing Firm

Posted on November 7, 2015 By in Deal completions

Benchmark International represented a specialty marketing firm that closed in October 2015. Benchmark International began their relationship with the seller about two years prior to the sale. 


BBC Radio 2: Jeremy Vine Talks Family Business

Last week, during Jeremy Vine’s show on BBC 2, the hot topic on the business queries agenda heard Vine and business expert Nick Brown discussing the trials and tribulations that UK family business owners face when they are no longer a part of the company. The key question: do you have an exit strategy in place?


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